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Important Diet to Treat Arthritis (Knees Problem)
July 25, 2016 7:36 PM

Important Diet to Treat Arthritis

Arthritis is a disorder that involves pain and inflammation of joints. There are many forms of arthritis; the most common being osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. But unlike many health related conditions, arthritis does not have any special diet or food that can cure it. Keeping a close watch on what one eats, like excluding some types of food and including anti-inflammatory foods can essentially help in relieving the symptoms and associated pain.

Vitamins and minerals: It is important to maintain an optimal intake of vitamins and minerals for healthy bones. Calcium is important to avoid osteoporosis and the presence of Vitamin D improves its absorption in our body.

Cherry juice: Cherry juice has high levels of anthocyanin, which help in reducing the joint inflammation. Intake of 10 ounces of cherry juice twice a day has been found to be significantly helpful.

Ginger: ginger has many health benefits and that include strong anti-inflammatory properties which has a soothing effect on arthritis pain.

Extra virgin olive oil: Olive oil contains a substance called oleocanthal, which restricts the activity of inflammation causing enzymes. Add a tablespoon full to salads and other preparations to get the benefit.

Antioxidants: Antioxidants protect the body from free radicals that are produced in response to internal inflammation. This property makes the antioxidants an essential part of anti-inflammatory diet. Vitamin C, selenium, carotenes and bioflavonoids are effective antioxidants. Including sweet pepper, lemon, tomatoes, green and red vegetables in the daily diet ensures good antioxidant supply.

Omega 3 fatty acids: Numerous clinical trials have established the anti-inflammatory property of omega 3 fatty acids. Including fish and fish liver oil in the diet can help in reducing arthritis pain by suppressing the cytokines and reducing the activity of cartilage eroding enzymes.


Published by Nitin Manohar Shrikhande

I am Tele communication engineer

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