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Food and Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare-Ups: Is There Anything on the Menu You Can Eat?

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The yolk is home to the saturated fat. If you enjoy milk, ditch the whole milk for the skim milk. And if you are a meat person, enjoy the leaner cuts such as sirloin steak, pork loin chops, and chicken breasts.

Two of the best sources of protein are salmon and mackerel. These contain beneficial levels of omega-3 fatty acids. Don’t assume, though, that fats are bad. You just need to obtain more fats from plant sources as opposed to animals. The fats found in olive oil, nuts, and avocados are good.

When you head towards the pantry in an effort to satisfy that craving for salty snacks, grab a handful of walnuts instead of chips. Walnuts provide a great source of omega-3.

So, exactly how do these comfort foods we crave trigger rheumatoid arthritis? When consumed, they quickly break down into sugar, making one’s insulin levels rise, which in turns causes inflammation.

If you have a sweet tooth, eat your surgery treat with some protein, as that will slow the breakdown into glucose. Some great options include Bing cherries, apples, and pears. Sprinkle some cinnamon on those and you may feel as if you are indulging in something utterly sinful and decadent!

Certain foods such as milk and wheat products can trigger intolerance in people. Some may experience bloating, irritable bowel syndrome, and headaches. When this happens, the immune system will create antibodies causing an inflammation cycle. By temporarily eliminating these foods and then slowly incorporating them back into your diet, one by one, you can identify which ones are causing you problems and then permanently eliminate that substance from your diet.

Be sure to consult your physician before you alter your diet, as he or she can provide additional information unique to your condition.

(Information for this article was found at http://www.lifescript.com/Health/Conditions/Arthritis/Foods_that_Trigger_Rheumatoid_Arthritis_Flare-Ups.aspx?utm_source=outbrain&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Arthritis_Rheumatoid and at http://www.arthritistoday.org/conditions/rheumatoid-arthritis/nutrition-and-ra/ra-food-allergies-2.php)

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August 22, 2017 - 10:26am
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