You have arthritis and you don’t deserve it!
The word ‘arthritis’ is made up of two words: ‘arthron’ in Greek, meaning ‘joint’ and ‘itis’ in Latin, meaning ‘inflammation’. Broadly speaking, Arthritis is a general term denoting joint pain, inflammation and conditions that cause stiffness .Scientists suggest that including anti-inflammatory foods in your diet can limit the pain in the joints, though there is no such evidence of any special or magical diet that can fully cure the problem of arthritis.
Foods That Heal Arthritis
Moving forward, let’s examine some of the foods to be included in our diet to cope up with arthritis.
Omega-3 fats are considered very helpful to lessen the inflammation, proving to be very efficient, especially for Rheumatoid Arthritis.Fishes like trout, salmon, tuna and mackerel are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Adding fish to your weekly meal can be very beneficial to deal with the problem of arthritis.
Garlic has many medicinal benefits and has been in use since very long. It is known to have antimicrobial and anti inflammatory properties.It has “DiallylDisulfide”, a compound that helps to fight against many diseases—including Arthritis.
Turmeric is basically a spice, widely used in the Indian food. There are various researches supporting it as being a very powerful anti-inflammatory agent. Milk served hot, mixed with turmeric is an ancient indigenous recipe used to flush out body pain and tiredness. Turmeric contains a compound called “curcumin,” which is responsible for its anti-inflammatory traits.
Vitamin C is known to have anti-oxidating and anti inflammatory properties. We can easily procuree vitamin C from fruits like lemon, mango, pineapple, or strawberry. Also there is never a risk of higher dose of Vitamin C as any excess trait of it is flushed out with urine from the body.
Nuts & Seeds
Nuts and seeds like linseeds and linseed oil, rapeseed oil, walnuts etc., are considered to be very good for fighting against Arthritis. In spite of being rich in fat and calories, researches show that nuts even promote weight loss due to the presence of monounsaturated fats and fiber content in them. Adding them to your daily diet can prove to be very effective.
Fresh virgin olive oil can be extracted from good quality olive fruit by cold pressing using mechanical means. It has a characteristic bitter taste. Studies claim that Olive Oil contains a compound called “Oleocanthal“. It creates similar effects like those anti-inflammatory non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as Aspirin. It stops the secretion of inflammatory enzymes and therefore reduces inflammation and pain. Applying the extracted oil on the affected joints regularly can significantly drop the amount of pain and stiffness in the joints.
Following the above powerful food combinations can significantly reduce the ill-effects of Arthritis. On a higher note, one should be very careful about fat accumulation in the body, as addition of every 1 unit of weight increases the load on your knee joints by 4 units. Avoid any chance of being obese; a link between being overweight and development of osteoarthritis has been clearly established. Also try to avoid some of the foods that aggravate the condition of Arthritis. Dairy products have certain proteins that increase inflammation. Preserved, processed and hard fried foods are to be avoided.