A Complete guide to Anti-Inflammatory Diet for Arthritis.
Activate Healthy Anti Inflammatory Eating To Reduce Joint Pain and Stay ACTIVE!
Tired of living with joint pain? Interested in activating the power of healthy eating to reduce inflammation? It’s possible to use “food as medicine” to take control of your arthritis, get relief from your joint pain, and do more of what you love!
Over 24 million people in the US are living with arthritis, a condition driven by inflammation. And inflammation is a driver in other conditions that impact the quality of life for over half of us. Things like: belly fat, anxiety, depression, pain, headaches, digestive issues, skin conditions, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, Diabetes, auto-immune conditions, and cancer.
Healthy eating done correctly reduces inflammation which is why it is such a useful tool to help you take control of your health and improve how you feel!
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Anti-Inflammatory diet for arthritis helps you pull in nutrient-rich foods, and reduce sugar & other foods that create inflammation. The way to think about it is that EVEN in the world of healthy foods, it’s not all the same. You want to eat more of some foods and less of others, and you want to identify what you have trouble digesting and eat less of it. Make this happen and you’ll realize the full benefits of healthy eating. You’ll reduce inflammation, support your health, get to your ideal weight and get relief from your joint pain.
Why should I consider an anti-Inflammatory diet for arthritis?
Think of inflammation like a smouldering fire – it is harmful because it destroys healthy blood vessels, tissues and cells. It is connected to most of the major diseases and conditions of our time, and contributes to energy issues, anxiety and depression. Learn how to eat to reduce it and you will improve your health and get rid of your joint pain by following an ideal anti-inflammatory diet for arthritis by Savory Living.
What kinds of foods cause inflammation? Rarely is it one food that is causing all your issues. Instead, it’s more the cumulative impact of how you’re eating. And specific kinds of foods and drinks contribute to inflammation. Here is the list of foods you want to eat less of:
Desserts and treats that are higher in sugar such as ice cream and baked goods (cookies, muffins, pies)
Simple carbohydrates such as pasta, white bread, and rice
Drinks that contain sugar such as fruit juices, soda, and energy drinks
Processed meats such as sausages, hot dogs, ham, and jerky
Fried foods such as fried chicken, potato chips and french fries
Alcohol and other such beverages.
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What anti-inflammatory foods should I include in my diet?
If you really want to reduce inflammation, you NEED to focus on what you should be crowding into your day. As a simple rule, you want to make vegetables and fruits half of what you eat a day. Natural Whole foods that are unprocessed and unrefined are the best ones to include in your diet as an arthritis sufferer. These natural foods are full of the , nutrients, vitamins, fiber, and minerals that your body needs to work more efficiently and reduce inflammation
Types of foods to include are:
Fresh vegetables such as carrots, tomatoes, and broccoli.
Fresh fruits such as apples, cherries, and berries
Leafy green vegetables such as kale, spinach, and mixed greens
Plant proteins such as beans and lentils
Healthy fats such as avocados, olives and unsalted nuts
Fatty fish such as tuna, mackerel, and salmon.
Healthy snacks such as dark chocolate (in small quantities).
Spices and seasoning such as turmeric, ginger, garlic, and cinnamon.
If you’d like to learn more about anti-inflammatory diets and if they would work for you, check out our other article “Does An Anti-Inflammatory Diet Work For You?”
How does an anti-inflammatory diet for arthritis help?
Anti-inflammatory foods contain antioxidants that help to protect your body from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are the unstable atoms in your body that can cause inflammation, disease, and cell damage. Two examples of antioxidants that help to reduce inflammation and therefore your arthritic joint pain are Anthocyanins and Carotenoids.
Anthocyanins found in berries stop the inflammation process from forming by stopping the inflammatory cells from forming. Carotenoids found in tomatoes, carrots, and green vegetables attack and reduce inflammation.
Fatty fish high in omega-3 also stop the inflammation process from forming, as well as reducing inflammation already in the body. Fibrous foods help to feed the good bacteria in your gut. This bacterium produces substances that assist in reducing inflammation throughout the entire body.
Essentially, an anti-Inflammatory diet for arthritis will fuel your body in the right way to combat inflammation that can lead to greater problems, more intense arthritic pain, and other potential diseases.
What other benefits will I notice? Will it work for me?
An anti-inflammatory diet for arthritis that focus on reducing inflammation naturally can reduce your reliance on pain killers that target inflammation – otherwise known as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs for short). These drugs are effective in quickly reducing arthritic pain but take a lot longer to reduce inflammation and the debilitating effects that it brings to your everyday life. In other words, they quickly tackle the side-effects of inflammation, but not the cause of the inflammation itself.
If you eat more foods that promote anti-inflammation, you will be able to live your life with less pain and situations where you can’t perform normal tasks due to your arthritis, because you’ll be suffering less from the inflammation that causes your joint pains and other problems in the first place.
Create A Lifestyle And Diet That Works For YOU
There is no one right way to eat. Each one of us has different bodies that react differently to different foods. We all have different lives and schedules. We even have different preferences for the food we like to eat. However, the guidelines and principles of healthy eating, and the benefits they bring you in terms of your arthritis, are all the same.
Savory Living always strives to help you find a lifestyle by tailoring a program and routine that fits your individual needs. We help you get your foundation lined up with what the experts in the scientific and medical community recommend to reduce inflammation. You’ll make easy gradual changes as you learn which foods work best for your body.
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