ABC of the AIP Diet

The way to a healthy life is to have healthy intestines. The chronicity of any problem that may occur in the intestines invites many diseases. One of the most effective ways to prevent this is the AIP Diet.

How Does the AIP Diet Affect Our Health?

AIP Diet, which is applied to reduce and prevent inflammation that may occur in the intestine; It is preferred to reduce the foods that cause inflammation in the intestine, to feed with foods rich in vitamins and nutrients, and to increase the intake of foods containing omega-3 fatty acids.

Inflammation is actually a process that the body develops to renew itself and protect itself against harmful organisms. But when it becomes chronic, it causes many diseases. Excess sugar, refined carbohydrates such as white bread; Processed meats and packaged foods trigger inflammation in the gut. This inflammation causes damage to other healthy cells in the immune system and causes serious diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus or celiac disease.

The AIP Diet aims to reduce the consumption of foods that cause inflammation. There is also scientific evidence of the benefits of the AIP Diet, which promotes the healthy functioning of the intestines and therefore the body by increasing the consumption of foods rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber. In a study conducted in the United States in 2017, 73% of people with inflammatory bowel diseases who followed the AIP Diet for five weeks showed improvement.

What Foods and Drinks Are Included in the AIP Diet?

Foods and drinks recommended by the AIP Diet:

  • Vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower)
  • Fruits (especially dark colored fruits such as grapes, cherries)
  • Natural oils (olive oil, coconut oil)
  • Fish (salmon, sardines, mackerel, anchovy)
  • Nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts)
  • Green tea
  • Coconut and products derived from coconuts
  • Vinegar

 The AIP Diet restricts:

  • Egg
  • Coffee
  • Chocolate
  • Vegetables (Tomato, eggplant, potato, pepper)
  • Chewing gum
  • Alcohol

 Foods prohibited by the AIP Diet:

  • cereals
  • Legumes (beans, soy, peanuts, hummus)
  • Dairy products
  • processed foods
  • refined sugar
Industrial oils (sunflower oil)

The views expressed in this article are written to shed light on alternative studies and to encourage conversation about these studies. Even if the articles contain the advice of physicians to some extent, they are for informational purposes only. This text; cannot replace professional medical advice, diagnosis and treatment.

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Selin Akbaş, who completed her undergraduate education at Boğaziçi University, Department of History, did journalism internships at and Thomson Reuters News Agency during her university years, and worked as a copywriter for various blogs. He has been working in the field of strategic content production and copywriting as one of the editors of Fabrika Creative since December 2019.

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