Joint Health (ARTHRITIS)
Arthritis or joint inflammation is one of the most common medical problems worldwide. With increasing age and weight gain, the symptom of joint pain begin, especially during the cold weather. Joint pain is accompanied by a difficulty in movement and inability to perform usual tasks. There are more than one hundred types of arthritis, which vary in their causes, symptoms and treatment.
Osteoarthritis or Joint stiffness is the most common rheumatic disease which causes joint pain and affects women more often in the middle age. Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common autoimmune diseases whose cause is still unknown. Its main symptom is joint stiffness and pain that is stronger in the early morning hours and calms down with movement.
The best diet for arthritis relies on eating fresh foods and reducing saturated fat, processed or canned foods and fast food, with plenty of vegetables, fruits and seeds.
¬ Eat vegetables raw, cooked and juiced: celery – radishes – carrots – cabbage – watercress – beets
¬ Eat fruits and drink fruit juice, especially: cherry – berries – apples – grapes – acid fruits – pineapple.
¬ Avoid saturated fats and margarine and their products of sweets and biscuits. Avoid fried and smoked foods.
¬ Avoid all vegetable oils except olive oil, linseed oil and canola oil.
¬ Reduce the intake of white flour and its products like bread, pancakes and sweets.
¬ Avoid tomatoes, potatoes, turkey, eggplant and onions. These foods cause allergies and inflammation to the patients.
¬ Vegetable protein: in beans, peas, lentils, brown rice, oats and nuts. Pollen and soy protein are a clean source of high-value vegetable protein.
¬ Reduce animal protein as much as possible, it may cause excess acid deposition and increase joint pain.
¬ Eat more seeds as they are rich in fatty acids, magnesium, manganese and vegetable protein to reduce inflammation.
Herbal and Dietary Supplements:
¬ Calcium and vitamin D help maintain strong bones to protect you from injury or fall. Dairy products are the best sources of calcium, but other foods include leafy vegetables, broccoli, turnips, and sardines.
¬ Parsley, celery, dandelion and Yerba-mate: They act as diuretics and also eliminate uric acid (which is responsible for gout) and reduce the blood acidity.
¬ Ginger, turmeric and green tea: Help reduce joint swelling as they contain anti-inflammatory components.
¬ Ashwagandha: combats arthritis, supports the immunity of the body and adapts to stress.
¬ Wheatgrass and Alfalfa: contain all the important elements of bone building.
– Omega-3 fatty acids: Eat more fish such as salmon, sardines, herring and mackerel, as well as flaxseed oil because they are rich in omega-3 that helps to support joint health and reduce inflammation.
¬ Spirulina and Evening primrose contain essential fatty acids for soothing arthritis.
¬ Garlic: An anti-inflammatory, tonic and immune enhancer, important for the health of joints.
¬ Royal jelly: has anti-rheumatic properties by activating the immune system. It also increases the calcium absorption within the body and thus protects against osteoporosis.
¬ Bee Propolis: one of the strongest antioxidants and anti-inflammatory in nature.
¬ Shark cartilage, glucosamine and chondroitin nourish cartilage joints and prevent erosion.
¬ Aloe vera and camphor oil: reduce pain.
The instructions and recommendations mentioned in this diet are general guidelines and do not take into account differences between individuals. Any health condition should be treated by a specialist and we advise you to consult your doctor before taking any product that may affect your health.