By Smita Dey
“Let food be thy medicine, thy medicine shall be thy food”- Hippocrates.
Keeping the above quotation in mind, today I come with dinner ideas and best diet for arthritis patient. While there is no cure for arthritis, there are certain foods that have been shown to help ease the symptoms and reduce the sufferings of arthritis.
Female dinner ideas and dinner ideas for men were discussed separately in my previous contents, suggesting what foods and nutrients are important for you as female or male. Today’s discussion is supportive for my all friends- male and female and especially those who are suffering from arthritis.
The disease is very common for both men and women. So, it is important to know the specific foods which are helpful for both of you; male and female if you are suffering from arthritis. You can get the ideas of foods and diets for your dinner to reduce your sufferings for the disease.
Inflammation of the joints is known as arthritis. There are 100 types of arthritis. Among these, 5 types are very common- Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Gout and Lupus. Many of us are often suffering from any one type of these. So, we must know the importance of useful foods at dinner time to ensure the relief from the affliction of these types of disease.
It is not possible to cure any of these types of arthritis with specific foods or natural supplements. But you don’t need to be hopeless. According to the Arthritis Foundation, certain diets improve your symptoms. You can reduce your pain with a balanced and nutritious diet at your dinner time. Interestingly, the diets of these five types are same. So, we can follow the same diet to reduce the pain. Here is the diet list for you, the arthritis patients.
Oily fish is the weapon against these five types of arthritis. It contains lots of omega-3 fatty acids. DHA and EPA of Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce the inflammation. Inflammation is the cause of swelling and pain. Salmon, Sardines, Fresh Tuna, are the source of Omega-3 fatty acids. You can also add chia seeds, flaxseed oil or walnuts to assure your supportive omega-3 fatty acids. You can try my recipe Tuna Poke, to have a delicious dinner and one of the arthritis diet foods.
One study shows that oleocanthal, a compound in olive oil helps to prevent inflammation. “It works in much the same way that NSAIDs do. About 3 ½ tablespoons of olive oil offers the same relief as 200 milligrams of ibuprofen.” Add olive oil in your cooking. It may help to reduce the arthritis symptoms.
Calcium and Vitamin D strengthen bones and strong bones may improve painful symptoms. Some studies in Arthritis and Rheumatology show that vitamin D prevent cartilage breakdown and decreases the threat of joint space narrowing.
Milk, yogurt and cheese are the source of vitamin D. Try to add any of these on your dinner plate.
C-reactive protein is a marker of inflammation. Whole grain lowers level of CRP in your blood. Brown rice is an excellent source of whole grain. Veggie Fried Brown Rice recipe can help you to have your whole grain needs as an arthritis patient.
Vegetables have anti-inflammatory components, which may help to reduce joint pain and inflammation. Let’s see what vegetables are important for you easing your arthritis symptoms.
“Broccoli contains a compound called sulforaphane, which researches believe could slow the progression of osteoarthritis.” You can prepare a tasty salad with broccoli for your dinner. So you can get one of best foods to relieve arthritis pain with broccoli salad or other recipes with broccoli.
Fibers in beans lowers the levels of C-reactive protein. It gives protein to keep the muscles around your joints strong. Add sweet potato and black bean chili recipe on your dinner plate to ensure your diet for arthritis relief.
Kale is another important vegetable for you while you are suffering from arthritis. Kale may help you to fight with inflammation. “Rich in fiber and vitamins A, C, and K, kale contains a wide array of flavonoids with a variety of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, Diekman says.”
You can get anti-inflammation busting benefits of omega-3 fatty acids from soy. These are also low in fat, high in fiber and protein.
The carotenoids are a group of powerful antioxidant nutrients. Carrots, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, asparagus provide the best known beta carotene that helps destroy free radicals before they can cause of excessive damage to joints.
Ginger and turmeric have anti-inflammatory effects. A study cited in the journal Alternative Medicine Review has shown that curcumin of turmeric suppresses inflammatory body chemicals and help osteoarthritis.
Garlic extracts have inflammatory properties to reduce levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines and preventing autoimmune disease like rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis. Garlic Quinoa recipe can give you the garlic flavor and confirms an arthritis diet food to avoid with arthritis symptoms. You can also cook many delicious recipes using garlic as one of the ingredients.
So far of the discussion, you have an idea about what to eat for arthritis. What do you think? Is it enough to prevent and reduce your arthritis? It’s not at all. What foods to avoid with arthritis are also important to know. Look out below, to know the foods that trigger with arthritis.
Saturated fats of red meat can cause of inflammation in fat tissues.
Corn oil contains omega-6 fatty acids and these are harmful for arthritis patient. You can gain your weight and joint inflammation with these.
All these are source of trans-fats. Inflammation of your body can be triggered with these.
Too much salt intake not only alarming for blood pressure it also harms you with your arthritis. “If you have RA and take steroids, your body may hold on to it more easily.”
It helps to release chemicals called cytokines that prevents inflammation process. So, try to avoid too much sugar.
These were the foods you must avoid to prevent and reduce your sufferings from arthritis. Avoiding these foods you can also protect the arthritis symptoms.
You can get better result preventing the inflammation and pain of arthritis with the suggested foods. Remember, the suggested foods can not cure the disease but these can surely reduce the symptoms. Only an arthritis patient know the sufferings of the disease. You are suffering, then you can find relief from the unbearable pain and inflammation with these diets. And if you are not an arthritis patient, be thankful and try to follow my ideas because PREVENTION IS BETTER THAN CURE.
By Smita Dey Post : Oct 12, 2018
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