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Dr. David Perlmutter on Vegetables

Dr Frank Lipman
Dec 16, 2022

Dr. David Perlmutter is a board-certified neurologist and author. He believes that dealing with chronic inflammation is crucial to living longer, disease-free. Here’s why he thinks vegetable consumption should be at the top of the list of tools used to combat inflammation:

  1. Research shows that a higher vegetable consumption dramatically decreases markers of inflammation.
  2. Vegetables are rich in dietary fiber which helps combat inflammation by nurturing gut bacteria.
  3. Vegetables contribute to a healthier gut microbiome which typically reduces gut leakiness or “permeability of the gut lining.” Reduced gut permeability can decrease inflammation.
  4. Vegetables also contain anti-inflammatory chemicals which help combat inflammation.
  5. These anti-inflammatory chemicals help reduce uric acid levels which contributes to reduced inflammation.

Here are some fiber-rich vegetables to focus on:

  • Asparagus
  • Chicory root
  • Dark leafy greens
  • Dandelion greens
  • Endive
  • Garlic
  • Jerusalem artichokes or sunchokes
  • Jicama
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions

For more read his latest blog.

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