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Foods to Help Alleviate Your Rheumatoid Arthrititis

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5 Foods to Help Alleviate Your Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you or a loved one has rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you may know that certain foods can either heighten or ease the pain. Unfortunately, there is not a specific “arthritis diet” that works for everyone, but there are certain foods that you should try adding to your plate.

Comfort Keepers® of Oklahoma understands the challenges of RA and how it can slow people down. As innovators of interactive caregiving™, we are always looking for new approaches to add to our day-to-day caregiving that can help us transform the lives of seniors. And while there is no cure for arthritis, a change in lifestyle, including small alterations in diet, can help seniors better manage their pain.

Here is the rheumatoid arthritis diet that we recommend to help seniors keep a check on the disease:

Turmeric

Turmeric is often used in Indian cooking and has been proven effective in treating both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Green tea

Tea is not only great for soothing the mind, but it’s also been shown to be good for your health. The active ingredients in green tea, namely polyphenols and flavonoids, boost the immune system. These ingredients ease the inflammation and pain of rheumatoid arthritis.

Flaxseed oil

Believe it or not, just two tiny tablespoons contain loads of omega-3 fatty acids and help ease inflammation and joint pain. It also contains alpha-linolenic acid and lignans, which have antioxidant benefits.

Fish

Fish contains an abundance of omega-3 fatty acids, which decrease the production of chemicals that spread the chronic joint condition. In fact, eating at least one portion of oily fish such as salmon, trout or mackerel once a week could decrease your risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis. Fish oil also contains Vitamin D, which decreases swelling and soreness.

Tart cherries

Researchers suggest that drinking tart cherry juice twice daily for three weeks can lead to significant reductions in chronic inflammation, relieve muscle and joint soreness.  Did we mention it’s delicious?!


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