Dairy is not forbidden on an anti-inflammatory diet, but experts recommend reducing the amount of whole-fat dairy we consume when inflammation is an issue. Dairy contains a lot of saturated fat, which can raise cholesterol and the risk of heart disease, and this can undo the good the diet is championing. Some cheeses, like feta, are naturally better for you than their processed counterparts and can prevent the need to totally eliminate dairy. Substitutes for butter, like olive oil, can help reduce consumption, as well.
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