Pretty much useless. No amounts or protocol. This is why we never get anywhere. Doctors like this think this is all they need to do to fulfill their responsibilities.
Phytochemicals do wonderful things for your body, such as fight inflammation. They are correlated with lower levels of C-reactive protein and other inflammatory biomarkers.
Here are some foods with anti-inflammatory properties.
Colorful fruits and vegetables
Herbs and spices
Healthy sources of fats
Healthy omega-3 fats are in fish, such as salmon, mackerel, and tuna. Cold-water fish may help with the pain of rheumatoid arthritis. Keep in mind that certain fish, such as tilapia and catfish, are high in omega-6 fatty acids, which may actually promote inflammation.
The quest for an anti-inflammatory dietResearch indicates that anti-inflammatory foods help protect cells and organs from low levels of chronic inflammation. This inflammation has been tied to heart disease, cancer, arthritis, and other health conditions. Investigators are currently examining whether a diet rich in anti-inflammatory phytochemicals helps prevent these chronic illnesses, averting premature death or lifelong disability.
Unlike the DASH diet, which consists of foods that lower blood pressure, no "anti-inflammatory diet" exists. More research needs to be done to determine one. In the meantime, the key to harnessing the anti-inflammatory properties of plants may be to eat more foods rich in healthy fats and phytochemicals.
On a final note, although phytochemicals are available in supplements, they're more easily absorbed from foods. Go with brightly colored or strongly flavored plant foods that are rich in these compounds.