Anti-Inflammatory Diet Tips For Rheumatoid Arthritis — Kathleen Zelman — UHC TV

Many people suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and one of our viewers wants to know is thereanything about the diet that might be able to help reduce symptoms and inflammation?So according to the Arthritis Foundation, there’s no such thing as an arthritis dietper say, but on the other hand if there are foods that are trigger foods that you thinkare associated with pain and stiffness, then it’s wise to eliminate these foods. In fact,one recent study showed that 30 to 40% of individuals with rheumatoid arthritis benefitedfrom an elimination diet. So an elimination diet removes those trigger foods, those thatyou suspect are causing problems, eliminates them from the diet and then slowly adds themback in one at a time to determine if there are any symptoms associated with it. So ifyou have that pain and stiffness which could be contributing to your, the symptoms youhave. Other things you might consider, Omega 3 fatty acids which are found in plants formssuch as walnuts or the best source which is fatty seafood like salmon is an anti-inflammatoryso that it may help in rheumatoid arthritis and heart disease decrease cellular inflammation. So the American Heart Association recommends two servings of fatty fish a week give ita try and see if your symptoms are reduced. Other than that, eating a diet that’s richin fruits and vegetables and whole grains and legumes, they’re rich with phytonutrientsthat help boost anti-inflammatory responses and boost your immune responses and are justgreat disease fight foods and should be plentiful in your diet. So talk to your doctor aboutsupplements, Omega 3 fatty acid supplements, consider trying the fish, and make sure allthose healthy fruits and vegetables, whole grains and legumes are part of your diet. Good luck.

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