Although there is no diet cure for arthritis, certain foods have been shown to fight inflammation, strengthen bones, and boost the immune system. Adding these foods to your balanced diet may help ease the symptoms of your arthritis and improve our overall joint health.
I have always observed that along with the use of medications, a proper diet can curb the inflammatory responses from the body that cause pain.
New research now shows that foods may be a more frequent contributor to arthritis than is commonly recognized.
Maintaining the right weight by eating the right foods has always helped me. This is crucial as it’s our very hips and knees that support most, if not all, of our body weight.
Over the years I have noticed that the food I eat not only affects my overall health, but sometimes improves my other medical conditions and definitely might have slowed down my RA progression.
Whenever and wherever possible I try and commit myself to a diet that has fruits, vegetables, broths and whole grains. The numerous workshops have taught me that foods that provide natural antioxidants -are cellular superheroes that gulp up the free radical cells that contribute to development of RA.
Spices like turmeric , cinnamon and ginger are frequently used and processed foods are limited in my daily diet. My next article will have some more details on this topic… until then …