Arthritis is basically a disorder which involves inflammation of joints in your body. It can affect anyone of any age. Both female and male are equally susceptible. The most debilitating symptom of this disorder is joint pain or arthralgia. The normal motions of the affected joints get limited because of pain, which eventually decreases the overall functioning of the patient. For relief, various treatments can be administered including physical therapy, medications and surgical interventions. However, the best and most natural way to manage joint pain is via eating a low inflammation diet. Eating a low inflammation diet will largely influence the symptoms of arthritis, like pain and inflammation.
Foods that contain hydrogenated fats and sugars will increase the inflammation in your body, thus leading to over-activity in the immune system. A low inflammation diet will reduce inflammation, lower your risk of developing heart disease, cancer, stroke and will also provide benefits for medical conditions like osteoporosis, age related memory loss and muscular degeneration. Below are low inflammation diet foods which will help in alleviating joint pain:
Eat foods which are high in omega 3 fatty acids. Wild caught fish like mackerel, sardines, salmon, anchovies and herring all have high amounts of omega 3, as do almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.
Avoid all polyunsaturated and partially hydrogenated fats, that are found in many processed foods. You should also remove all tans fats from the daily diet by substituting olive oil for vegetable oil and margarine.
Fruits and Vegetables
Vitamins A, C and E help in lowering inflammation. Foods which have high levels of all three nutrients include: Melons, berries, apples, carrots, broccoli, squash, sweet potatoes and dark leafy greens.
Just like the fruits and vegetables that are listed above, grains like brown rice, lentils, chick peas, wheat germ and non instant oatmeal, normally contain high levels of vitamin A, E and C and will help in reducing inflammation.
Ginger and Turmeric
Ginger and turmeric are spices which help in reducing inflammation and even help in reducing pain that's associated with arthritis. You can sprinkle some on top of your vegetables for an anti inflammatory boost.
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My name is Josef Bichler.
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