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What is the best diet to follow for arthritis?

By Anonymous May 5, 2015 - 8:35am
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Hello Anonymous,

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.

The Arthritis Foundation posted 12 best foods:

At least 3 to 4 ounces of fish, twice a week. Omega-3-rich fish include salmon, tuna, mackerel and herring.

Soybeans - tofu or edamame Consult your physician if you have been diagnosed with hormone sensitive cancer.

Extra virgin olive oil

Cherries, which contain anthocyanins that have an anti-inflammatory effect. Anthocyanins can also be found in other red and purple fruits like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries.

Low-fat dairy products, like milk, yogurt and cheese are packed with calcium and vitamin D, both found to increase bone strength. Vitamin D is essential for calcium absorption, and it has been shown to boost the immune system.

Broccoli, which contains vitamin K and C also contains a compound called sulforaphane, which researchers have found could help prevent or slow the progression of osteoarthritis

Green tea, which is s packed with polyphenols, antioxidants believed to reduce inflammation and slow cartilage destruction

Citrus fruits – like oranges, grapefruits and limes – are rich in vitamin C. Research shows that getting the right amount of vitamin aids in preventing inflammatory arthritis and maintaining healthy joints with osteoarthritis

Whole grains - oatmeal, brown rice and whole-grain cereals are excellent sources of whole grains.

Red beans, kidney beans and pinto beans

Garlic, onions and leeks Researchers believe the compound diallyl disulphine found in garlic may limit cartilage-damaging enzymes in human cells.

Nuts including walnuts, pine nuts, pistachios and almonds


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