Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis can be difficult and painful; especially during the flare-ups. However, you can manage the symptoms effectively with a few lifestyle changes. Over here we discuss some of the powerful anti-inflammatory food items that you must add to your diet:
Some fats such as omega-3 fatty acids help in lowering inflammation. It also helps to cut down “bad” cholesterol or LDL and triglycerides (fat in your blood). Fishes such as Sardines, Salmon, herring, and Anchovies are excellent sources of omega-3 fats. Fish oil can provide relief from joint pain and ease morning stiffness.
2) Colourful veggies and fruits
Colourful fruits and vegetables such as watermelon, muskmelon, papaya, mango, blueberries, spinach, and carrots etc are packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals which may help reduce inflammation.
3) Whole Grains
Instead of simple carbs like white rice and flour, eat whole-wheat pasta, brown bread, and brown rice. People suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis have low levels of selenium; and whole grains are rich in selenium. Whole grains lower inflammation and C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in the body. High CRP level is a sign of inflammation in your body.
Whole grains contain soluble and insoluble fiber as a result they are incredibly filling and keep hunger pangs at bay. Whole grains also help you maintain healthy weight which can reduce the symptoms.
A study published in European Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that people who ate a high-fiber diet and lost weight reported 25 to 54% lower CRP levels.
4) Iron-rich diet
People suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis often complain of tiredness. To combat tiredness, one should eat iron-rich food such as lean red meat, peas, green leafy veggies, eggs, beans, and lentils. To maximise iron absorption, it’s suggested that you eat iron-rich food with food rich in vitamin C.
5) Calcium-rich diet
Calcium helps prevent osteoporosis – the loss of bone density. People suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis are at a high risk of developing osteoporosis. Thus, it is important for you to ensure that you get the right amount of calcium in your diet.
Food items such as yogurt, low-fat milk, green leafy vegetables, soya drinks, nuts, almonds, orange juice, tofu products and cheese are common dietary sources of Calcium.
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