The Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Food are delighted to announce the release of their new e-recipe book developed as a practical guide on how to use Food as Medicine to fight inflammation!
So what is inflammation and why is it important to think about?
Inflammation is our body’s response to injury. Whilst this mechanism is a very important one (such as helping the body heal cuts or fight infection), it can be dangerous to our health if it continues to simmer away in the background without completely going away. This is known as chronic low-grade inflammation; it can be difficult to detect and you may not have any symptoms. This type of inflammation can play a role in developing chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Lifestyle factors such as your diet can play an important role in helping to reduce this dangerous type of inflammation.
Recipes to help you fight inflammation
There is a lot of interest in foods and how they may be able to help reduce the dangerous type of inflammation in the body. We have developed the Using Food as Medicine: Fighting Inflammation recipes to contain at least one ingredient shown to have properties to assist in reducing inflammation in the body, and to show you practical ways to incorporate these foods into your diet.
It has been inspired by the 90 000+ learners on our online course, Food as Medicine http://www.med.monash.edu.au/scs/nutrition-dietetics/short-courses/food-as-med.html – we hope this helps everyone learn more about food and how it can impact positively on health.
What’s included in this new e-book?
· 40 easy to prepare recipes for main meals, snacks and treats packed full of foods with anti-inflammatory properties
· Information on the association between inflammation and lifestyle, including diet
· Practical tips so you can understand more about which foods in the recipe provides anti-inflammatory impact.
Cost: AUD$9.90 inc GST
To purchase your own e-copy of Using Food as Medicine: Fighting Inflammation please click here http://ecommerce.med.monash.edu.au/product.asp?pID=819&cID=46&c=212045
Please note: after purchase the e-book will be sent to your nominated email address within 2 business days.