Foods to Eat for Arthritis

Foods to Eat

When it comes to arthritis there is lots to consider. We need to think about foods that might be aggravating our problem. And we need to think about the foods that we could eat more of to promote health and reduce acidity and inflammation.

Your diet should include anti-inflammatory foods to reduce inflammation, such as oily fish, avocado, olive oil, nuts, seeds, flax and chia seeds, ginger, and turmeric. Eat plenty of green leafy vegetables.

Vitamin C is important for the production of collagen which is a structural component of the bones and is found in brightly coloured fruit, Goji Berries, and vegetables.

Increase alkaline forming foods: green vegetables, onions, garlic, lemons, green tea, olive oil, and almonds. If you don’t eat your green vegetables regularly you could take One Nutrition Power Greens which provides Barley Grass, Spirulina, Wheatgrass, Chlorella, Broccoli and Kale.

Foods to reduce

Foods to reduce include red meat, coffee, alcohol, wheat and excess dairy because these foods are also acid forming. The night shade family is also associated with arthritic problems and include potatoes, peppers and tomatoes.

Foods to avoid

Foods to avoid include sugar - and not just what you add to food. Read labels. It’s amazing how much sugar you’ll find. This includes cakes, biscuits, fizzy drinks, fruit drinks, and ice –cream; these are all acid forming foods.

Supplements to consider

Supplements to reduce inflammation include A.Vogel Atrosan, Turmeric, Boswellia, Bromelain, and Ginger. Omega 3 fish oils, or if you prefer a vegetable option Udo’s Choice Oil Blend is the perfect choice. Glucosamine sulphate works against inflammation and can help rebuild cartilage and therefore useful for degenerative conditions. You need to take a minimum of 1000mg per day.

Calcium and Magnesium help maintain the strength of the bone. Vitamin D is essential to get the calcium into the bones. Vitamin K is also important.

In cases of gout use Birch Juice, Dandelion or Celery which can help eliminate uric acid. If you have gout avoid food that is high in purines as they can raise uric acid levels.

Regular exercise can help too

Other factors that contribute to bone/joint health include reducing stress, regular exercise, and eliminating any food allergies. Wearing the correct footwear is important too, as this will help to keep the stress of the joints.

When it comes to bone health there is plenty of food for thought!

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