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Dietary modification to Fight Arthritis

Dietary modification to Fight Arthritis

Arthritis is a disease characterized by inflammation and cause damage to cartilages, joints, and bones resulting in pain, stiffness, swelling, and dysfunction. Developing research studies suggest that dietary modification may help relieve the pain associated with arthritis. As a whole, you ought to aim for a diet plan including fresh fruits, white meat, vegetables, nuts, legumes, and also olive oil. Avoid or limit red meat, dairy products, sugar and saturated fat to prevent arthritis and successfully manage the inflammation and chronic pain associated with it.

Omega-3 Fat

Significant research proposes that omega-3 fatty acid can prevent inflammation and diminish arthritis-related symptoms.  Try increasing consumption of omega-3 fats. Salmon, sardine, trout, walnuts and flaxseeds are good sources.


An eleven year study of Mayo Clinic revealed that broccoli protects against development of arthritis.

Vit D

A study on a large group of women (around 29000) found that vitamin D consumption shares inverse relation with rheumatoid arthritis. Another study showed relatively reduced risk of osteoarthritis in people who consumed more vitamin D. Walk in sunlight (a best source) for at least 20-minute daily.

Olive Oil

Diets enriched with olive oil ease pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. It has anti-inflammatory properties as well. Consider making a salad dressing at home by mixing olive oil, vinegar & lemon juice seasoned with herbs and spices.


Ginger gas got anti-inflammatory properties and act as antioxidant as well. In order To add ginger to daily diet, grate fresh ginger over meals, add sliced ginger to your tea or sprinkle it on baked food. However, as it is a natural blood thinner so take caution if you are suffering from any comorbid disease or using meds.

Vit C

It is there in oranges, mango, strawberry, pineapple, and also kidney beans. It may reduce the risk of arthritis up to 30%. Prefer dietary sources over supplements. This is because excess of Vit C may exacerbate the symptoms.

Utilizing gifts of Mother Nature is the ideal way to help combat the diseases.

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Rob Wart