Whole foods help with pain and discomfort!
I love sharing my passion with you! So, let’s dig in and talk about how eating whole foods can help with arthritis and pain.
Arthritis is quite common but is not well understood, as a matter of fact, some people have suffered with arthritis but just haven’t been formally introduced😊 Arthritis is inflammation in joints that become inflamed, stiff, painful, and sometimes even deformed. There are over 100 types of arthritis and anyone can and may already have arthritis. Did you know that arthritis is most common among older women?
Today, let’s talk about just 3 of them. The first being Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is a systemic inflammatory type of arthritis. Because the immune system doesn’t work properly, it mistakenly attacks the joints with uncontrolled inflammation. It can potentially causing joint erosion. This inflammation can also damage internal organs, eyes, and other parts of the body. This is an extremely difficult disease and can hamper daily life. Rheumatoid Arthritis is an auto-immune disease and I believe, strengthening the immune system may help relieve or lessen some of the symptoms.
Psoriatic Arthritis is another form of inflammatory arthritis. Symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, and swelling, which may flare and subside. Many people with the condition are affected by morning stiffness. Even mild skin psoriasis can have a significant degree of arthritis. Psoriatic Arthritis also affects the skin. During a flare up, a skin rash appears and the symptoms are much worse. Again, strengthening the immune system can lesson these symptoms as well.
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. When the cartilage wears away, bone rubs against bone, causing pain, swelling and stiffness. Over time, joints can lose strength and pain may become chronic. If joint symptoms are severe, cause limited mobility and affect your quality of life, joint replacement may be necessary. Osteoarthritis may be prevented by staying active, maintaining a healthy weight, healthy eating and avoiding injury and repetitive movements. Whole foods can help! These foods have potent anti-inflammatory properties!
My Picks: Foods that help reduce symptoms of Arthritis
1. Fatty Fish: salmon, mackerel, sardines, and trout, high in omega-3 fatty acids, have potent anti- inflammatory effects.
2. Garlic: may lower blood pressure and
cholesterol, an anti-inflammatory effect, a reduced risk of cancer, and a stronger immune system
3. Ginger: loaded with antioxidants which prevent stress and may help your body fight off chronic diseases, high blood pressure, heart disease, and lung diseases, plus promote healthy aging.
4. Broccoli: contains several compounds that help with inflammation
5. Walnuts: rich in anti-oxidants that help with inflammation
6. Berries: loaded with nutrients - help reduce inflammation, mental clarity, heart disease and so much more
7. Spinach: restore energy, increase vitality, reduces inflammation, and improves the quality of blood
I just love every single one of those!!! But there are foods that actually cause inflammation and make symptoms of Arthritis unbearable.
FOODS TO AVOID
1. Processed foods: Avoid all processed foods, including baked goods, repackaged meals/snacks, and some canned foods
2. Sugar and certain sugar alternatives: the unhealthy version of Packman!
3. Some red meat but ALL fried foods: if you must eat red meat, choose wisely, the leaner the better!
4. Refined carbohydrates: refined grains, stripped of all bran, fiber, and nutrients - white bread, pizza dough, pasta, pastries, white flour, white rice, sweet desserts, and many breakfast cereals.
5. Cheese and high-fat dairy
7. Alcohol: especially those cocktails loaded with sugary juices.
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