The pain one has to bear when he or she has arthritis could be very irritating and it is something that a lot of people may have.  Yes, it is not just for seniors and this is often caused by the type of lifestyle we have.  For this same reason, such pain prohibits you from performing even the simplest task.  However, there are certain types of food you should stock up on to avoid this and as well as those which you may want to stay away from.  Read on to find out.

Fatty Fish May Help Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis

 Rheumatoid Arthritis“Women who consistently ate at least one serving of fatty fish each week for a period of about 10 years developed rheumatoid arthritis at half the rate of women who ate little or no fish.  The researchers say the results held up even after taking lifestyle factors into account such as how often people smoked or drank alcohol.

The science

Researchers speculate that omega-3 fatty acids, the healthy fat in fish, has a protective anti-inflammatory effect on the immune systems of the women who ate more of it.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic condition in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s joints. It can trigger pain and eventually destroy cartilage and bone. It’s much more common in women than men.”

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Green Tea vs. Rheumatoid Arthritis

 Rheumatoid Arthritis“Their preliminary lab tests show that the green tea compound EGCG may hold promise as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).

The scientists studied joint cells called synovial fibroblasts that had been affected by rheumatoid arthritis.

First, the researchers treated some RA synovial fibroblasts with EGCG. For comparison, they didn’t treat other synovial fibroblasts with EGCG.

Next, the scientists exposed both sets of synovial fibroblasts for 24 hours to an inflammatory chemical linked to RA.

The EGCG-treated cells produced lower levels of two other inflammatory chemicals than cells that hadn’t been treated with EGCG. In fact, the highest tested dose of EGCG virtually halted production of those inflammatory chemicals during the experiment.

Further lab tests show that EGCG blocked a chemical chain reaction linked to inflammation and joint damage.”

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Arthritis Worsened by Bacon, Rice and Trans Fats

 Rheumatoid Arthritis“Commercially raised meat and dairy products can aggravate arthritis in a number of ways.  First, pork is acidic. Products like bacon, salami and ham can increase joint pain. Excess consumption of pork can quickly result in inflammation—which is why Maximized Living always recommends saying no to pork.

Beef and chicken can worsen arthritis if either has been conventionally raised. Often, these commercial raised meats are fed cheap grains made from the byproducts of genetically modified crops like corn and soy.  The problem? Cows naturally eat grass, not grains. When fed grains, they often become ill and are treated with antibiotics. All of these factors and ingredients find their way into the meat on grocery store shelves.

Grain-fed meats also lack the proper ratio of omega fatty acids (they contain too few omega 3s). This imbalance can cause further inflammation within the body.  Grass-fed meat, on the other hand, contains the proper biological concentration of omega 3s. This proportion helps prevent inflammation and has been shown to relieve pain.”

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6 Diet Changes that Ease Arthritis Pain

 Rheumatoid Arthritis“Cut back on saturated fats, refined carbs and sugars. Consuming large amounts of saturated fat (found in red meat, poultry with the skin, full-fat dairy products and butter), refined carbohydrates and sugary foods and drinks (white bread, cakes, cookies, pastries, sodas) can promote inflammation throughout the body, notes Wahida Karmally, Dr.P.H., R.D., director of nutrition at the Irving Institute for Clinical and Translational Research at Columbia University in New York City. If and when you do eat meat, “look for leaner cuts [such as those marked ‘round’ or ‘loin’], trim the fat and have small amounts, no more than the size of a deck of playing cards,” advises Karmally. Certain foods high in saturated fats such as red meat, organ meat and shellfish also contain purine (a natural substance produced by the body that when broken down converts to uric acid), which has been found to increase the risk of gout, another form of arthritis.”

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Be sure to take note of the food you should be eating and those which you should avoid to prevent arthritis or the pain it brings you.


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