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Inflammation Food Grade Systemā„¢

The DIIĀ®Ā scoring system is essentially a way to measure how inflammatory a food product is to your body. It starts by looking at 45 specific food parameters (35 of which are nutrients and 10 of which are whole foods and spices) for which we have estimates of inflammatory potential based on our extensive review of the literature. We then look at whole foods, analyze and link them to the inflammatory effect scores for each of the 45 food parameters, and this generates a ā€œfood parameter-specific DIIĀ® scoreā€. It isnā€™t until you have either an entire recipe or an individualā€™s eating habits that the comprehensive DIIĀ® Score is calculated for those.

The Inflammation Food Grade System or IFGSā„¢ is a system by which consumers are informed of the inflammatory effects of foods through Dietary Inflammation Food Gradesā„¢, the DIIĀ®-Certified Seal of Approval and DIIĀ® Retail Sales Kit.

Dietary Inflammation Food Gradesā„¢
The Dietary Inflammatory Indexā„¢ (DIIĀ®) is the index used to measure how inflammatory foods are to your body. It is derived through a complex mathematical formula. In order to make the raw DIIĀ® scores easier to understand for consumers, they are converted into a simple ā€œA to Fā€ scale called Dietary Inflammation Food Gradesā„¢ or DIIĀ® Food Grades. DIIĀ® Food Grades are then assigned a color-coded icon that visually represents the food item’s inflammatory level. These icons are then placed on the food item to inform customers.


The DIIĀ®Certified Seal of Approval
Products that meet certain standards are afforded the opportunity to display the DIIĀ®-Certified Seal of Approval. They are also featured on our website and other communication platforms as a DIIĀ®-Certified product. Learn more…

DIIĀ®Ā Retail Sales Kit
Consumer educational materials, recipes, and features in our social media messaging, monthly newsletters and blogs are all included in the DIIĀ® Retail Sales Kit, as well as, IMAGINEā„¢ Partner Network opportunities.

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