Which Foods To Eat And Avoid If You Have Arthritis

Which Foods To Eat And Avoid If You Have Arthritis

When you have arthritis, the first thing that you need to do is to change your eating habits. You must avoid foods that are not good for you and take special care about what you consume.

  • TIP! Eat fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, herring and sardines. They contain omega-3 fatty acids which help to reduce inflammation in the joints.

Fish oil supplements can also be very beneficial.

  • TIP! Do not eat a lot of food with trans fats. Trans fats can cause inflammation in the body which is why they should be avoided by people suffering from arthritis. If you are unable to completely eliminate them from your diet then make sure that you keep their intake to a minimum.

Saturated fats, such as those found in meat, dairy products and coconut oil should also be avoided as they will worsen your condition as well.

  • TIP! Fish oil supplements are recommended for people suffering from arthritis because it is high in omega-3 fatty acids which help to decrease joint pain.

Flaxseed oil has been shown to lower joint pain and stiffness along with reducing inflammation in the body, so it is a good idea to include it in your diet if you are prone to this type of disorder.

  • TIP! Avoid refined carbs. Refined carbohydrates are found in white breads, pasta, cakes, cookies, crackers and chips. “Refined carbs and gluten are both highly inflammatory and can both trigger an arthritis flare or exacerbate the pain of a current flare-up,” explains dietitian Trista Best.
  • TIP! Eat fruits, veggies, whole grains and lean protein. Natural fibers found in fruits, vegetables and whole grains help reduce inflammation in the joints and digestive tract which can result in less pain. Fiber also helps control blood sugar levels which eases pain associated with diabetes


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