SPW On RFD-TV: Dietary Inflammatory Index A Powerful New Tool For Produce


Dr. James Hebert of the University of South Carolina is a pioneer in the field of nutritional research. He’s best known as the creator of the Dietary Inflammatory Index (DII) which ranks foods on how they heal or create inflammation in the body.

We now know that most of humanity’s ills stem from chronic inflammation. Reducing overall inflammation reduces the risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

But the DII has a far more immediate use than long-term health — it actually makes people feel better in the short term, almost immediately.

Top-performing foods — like most produce — score high on the list. A cheeseburger, for instance, would be right at the bottom.

Hebert and his partners in Connecting Health Innovations are now starting the process of bringing the DII to consumers and our industry.

We checked in with the team at the University of South Carolina for a report that originally aired on the RFD-TV Network.


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