Ep. 8: The Secret to making any meal more anti-inflammatory

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\Welcome to another enlightening episode of Inflamed in the Brain with your host, Krissy. Today, we're unraveling the mysteries of anti-inflammatory eating through a groundbreaking concept - balanced meals. If you've ever felt restricted in your food choices, stick around as we explore a new perspective that incorporates balanced nutrition for a more enjoyable and diverse anti-inflammatory experience.

The Revelation of Balanced Meals:

Are you stuck in a cycle of repetitive anti-inflammatory meals, like countless others? Krissy understands this struggle intimately. The idea of balanced meals dawned on her during the monotony of countless salmon and salad lunches. Discover with us a new way to savor healing and nourishing foods without sacrificing variety and flavor – the concept of balanced meals.

The 5 Puzzle Pieces of a Balanced Meal:

  • Carbohydrates:

    • Carbs, your ally for energy, fiber, and antioxidants.

    • Pair carbs intelligently with protein and fat to sidestep blood sugar spikes.

  • Healthy Fats:

    • Fat's pivotal role in energy, immune support, and brain health.

    • Opt for anti-inflammatory fats such as chia seeds, avocado, and coconut.

  • Protein:

    • Protein, the fundamental building block for cells and tissues.

    • Prioritize high-quality protein sources for a holistic approach.

  • Fiber:

    • Fiber, the unsung hero supporting gut health and satiety.

    • Abundant in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

  • Colorful Foods:

    • Vibrant fruits and veggies provide essential nutrients, antioxidants, and phytonutrients.

    • Elevates variety and flavor, making meals more enjoyable and nutritious.

How Balanced Meals Support Anti-Inflammatory Efforts:

When these five puzzle pieces seamlessly merge, transformative effects occur:

  • Blood sugar levels stabilize, benefitting those with autoimmune challenges, inflammation, fatigue, and gut issues.

  • Enhanced nutrient absorption facilitated by the synergy of fat and protein.

  • Fiber nourishes gut bacteria, reducing inflammation.

  • Liberation from food-related anxiety; meals become effortless and enjoyable.

Practical Tips for Implementing Balanced Meals:

  • Keep quick-cook proteins, carbs, and fats on hand for convenient assembly.

  • Access Krissy's FREE kitchen staples checklist for effortless anti-inflammatory meals at betterwithcarbo.com/checklist.


The secret to crafting anti-inflammatory meals lies in balance. It's about embracing a holistic approach, viewing foods as pieces of a puzzle rather than fearing individual items. As you dive into this approach, witness how seamlessly it integrates into your daily life, alleviating food-related anxieties. Crafting meals with these five puzzle pieces isn't just about short-term benefits; it's your enduring ticket to success, making anti-inflammatory eating an integral and enjoyable part of your journey toward optimal well-being.

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