Arthritis is an inflammatory disease so it is very important not to stimulate but prevent inflammations in our organism. Diet is a very important segment of arthritis treatment. Eating foods that prevent inflammatory processes strengthen bones and muscles and increase energy levels can help in maintaining the quality of life even with arthritis.
Foods you should eat
- Fruits and vegetables – Besides being rich in vitamins and minerals, which we need for our organism to function in an optimal way, fruits and vegetables are also abundant in enzymes and antioxidants which help with tissue regeneration and muscles strengthening. Regular intake of nutrients from fruits and vegetables (preferably raw) will yield results you will notice very soon. Eating fruits and vegetables will also stimulate burning fat because these foods don’t have a lot of calories and you will start losing weight which is very beneficial for arthritis patients.
- Food rich in omega 3 acids should not be left off your menu because omega 3 acids have a strong anti-inflammatory effect and strengthen the cardiovascular system. Omega 3 can be found in fish like salmon and sardines, and also in flax seeds, eggs, avocado, and walnuts.
- Wholegrain gluten-free cereals – Foods like brown rice, quinoa and oat are our allies. They contain proteins, fibers, iron, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium and many other substances which will help fight inflammation and provide the necessary energy to our body.
Spice up your arthritis
Most people consider pepper, tuberose, chili pepper and ginger just plain spices. The fact is, however, that these very spices act like a little army when it comes to fighting inflammation and relieving pain.