Arthritis is a general term encompassing conditions that share joint pain and inflammation. While there is no definitive arthritis diet, research suggests including anti-inflammatory foods in your diet and limiting foods that may trigger joint pain.
Cutting back on the consumption of fried and processed foods, such as fried meats and prepared frozen meals, can reduce inflammation and actually help restore the body’s natural defenses. Also, high amounts of sugar in the diet can cause joint pain and inflammation. Cut out candies, processed foods, white flour baked goods, and sodas to reduce your arthritis pain.
Know what’s in your food. Many foods contain excessive salt and other preservatives to promote longer shelf lives. For some people, excess consumption of salt may result in inflammation of the joints. It may be worth trying to reduce your salt intake to as modest an amount as is reasonable
Food to Add: Cherries
Dark berries have a powerful anti-inflammatory effect and the best are cherries. Like blueberries and strawberries, they contain anthocyanins, anti-inflammatory plant pigments – and the darker the berry, the more you get. ..
A small handful of almonds or walnuts is a good meat substitute for those at risk for joint pain. Unlike meat, nuts don’t contain any purines but give you some protein. Although nuts are high in fat, it’s mostly the healthy, unsaturated kind. And both the fat and whole grains satisfy you longer, which keeps weight in check.
Low-fat dairy foods
Dairy products like skim or 1% milk, low-fat yogurt and low-fat cottage cheese may play a role in decreasing pain.
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