Dave Asprey, author of the forthcoming Bulletproof Diet, believes that some foods contain "antinutrients"—toxin-like chemicals that he says can trigger inflammation and make you a slave to cravings. Avoid them by picking (delicious and healthy!) grub from this list.
Vegetables Asparagus Avocado Bok choy* Broccoli* Brussels sprouts* Cabbage Cauliflower Celery Cucumber Collards* Dark green leafy lettuce (escarole, arugula, and mache) Kale Olives Spinach* Summer squashes Radish Zucchini
*Soak these veggies in lemon juice or vinegar for two hours before eating, or steam, boil, or poach, them to reduce oxalate, a chemical that Asprey believes is linked to inflammation.
Fats Avocado oil Cacao butter (the edible form of cocoa butter) Cod liver oil Fish oil Grass-fed animal fat (bone marrow, tallow, lard, but not poultry fat) Grass-fed butter or ghee MCT (medium-chain triglycerides) oil Non-GMO Soy Lecithin or Sunflower Lecithin Virgin coconut oil
Proteins Grass-fed lamb and beef Pastured eggs Whey protein concentrate Wild-caught seafood