Arthritis Diet - Foods to avoid & to consume

Arthritis is an inflammation that may affect one or multiple joints. The symptoms of which manifest over time, though in certain rarer cases it may suddenly appear. It is most common in women than men and tends to afflict overweight people.

Foods to consume

1. Vitamin C is at the top of our list because of its plentiful vitamin C content, which has been proven to inhibit the detrimental development of osteoarthritis.

2. Salmon, mackerel and tuna are great sources of omega-3, which is a top anti-inflammatory for battling all manner of troublesome health issues concerning inflammation. 

3. Garlic, along with leeks and onions among others in the allium group, feature the compound diallyl disulphide, which has a positive effect in inhibiting cartilage-damaging enzymes that can be a concern for those suffering arthritis.

4. Further to this, some nuts are full of magnesium, l-arginine and vitamin E, which also have strong anti-inflammatory properties.

What not to eat

1. Grilled, fried, frozen and processed foods are all culprits.

2. Refined carbs, also go by the name ‘empty carbs’ due to their poor nutritional value. These include everything from processed white bread loaves and buns to takeaways and the majority of junk food. 

3. Smokers face a heightened risk of rheumatoid arthritis, while alcohol is bad for the build-up that leads to gout.

Thanks for reading.

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