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Arthritis Diet

 

Recommended Foods

  • Flaxseeds and cold-water fish are high in essential fatty acids and have anti-inflammatory properties. Salmon and mackerel are good examples.
  • Eat lots of fiber in the form of raw vegetables and whole grains. It will help sweep away mineral and acid build-up and keep your digestive system free of harmful bacteria. Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli and cauliflower also have anti-inflammatory properties.
  • Foods high in sulfur will help repair cartilage and bone. Try eating some asparagus, cabbage, garlic, or onion every day.
  • To keep cartilage lubricated and healthy, drink a glass of clean water every two waking hours. Dehydration has been linked to arthritis pain.
  • Raw pineapple, whether whole or juiced, has an enzyme called bromelain, which has been shown to reduce inflammation.

 

Foods to Avoid

  • Too much acid in the body causes inflammation, which leads to pain. Avoid acid-promoting foods such as red meat, eggs, saturated fats, oils, fried foods, sugar, dairy products, refined carbohydrates, foods high in gluten (such as bread, pasta, and pastries), alcohol, and caffeine. Although this list is long, allergy sufferers who eliminate these foods often experience great relief. Food allergy or sensitivity testing helps to narrow down the group of offending foods.
  • Animal products generally worsen inflammation in the joints. Avoid all eggs, dairy and meat, with the exception of fish, which contains anti-inflammatory oils.
  • The nightshade vegetables—tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant, and peppers—contain a substance called solanine, which can trigger allergic responses and pain in some allergy sufferers. Eliminate these foods from your diet for a period of six weeks to see if there is improvement.

 

Detoxification

  • A vegetable juice or water fast is helpful to reduce joint pain. Work with a nutrition-oriented healthcare practitioner.
  • Lemon and grapefruit juices are especially supportive of an arthritis fast.
  • Mix 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and 1 teaspoon of honey into a glass of clean water, and drink it every day of your fast. This concoction will help alkalinize your body.
  • Green drinks are excellent for detoxification.

 

Supplements

  • Glucosamine sulfate
  • MSM
  • Fish Oil
  • Betaine HCL
  • Bromelain
  • Intenzyme Forte
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