Arthritis Diet

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If you have reading a lot about arthritis, being an arthritis sufferer, you may have discovered that there is in fact an arthritis diet. In fact, this diet has been around for many decades and is just an extension of the recommendations given by so many doctors and rheumatologists. So, what is involved in this diet? Will it work for you? Firstly, note this – you are an individual and what works for someone else might not be right for you, so that is why you need to discuss this first with your doctor.

The arthritis diet has a comprehensive food list with recommendations of things that have to be avoided. Research has shown that some people may have allergies to some types of foods that could act as triggers to arthritic type pain in your joints. In some cases, if you eliminate those foods and stick with the arthritis diet, the chances are that you pain from the arthritis may be reduced or even eliminated. However, the results are by no means guaranteed.

You should begin with discussing the full diet with your doctor and a dietician. You may not have cause to eliminate any foods, but you also might have to restrict yourself with some. Usually this is done by a process of elimination, though there are foods that are related to the nightshade that are more likely to cause you allergic problems. Regardless, what many doctors do is to have you remove each food one by one and then put them back into your diet to see which ones might be an issue. This of course happens over a few weeks and might show significant results or no results at all. Foods to be avoided include:

  • Pork

  • Lamb

  • Beef

  • Red peppers

  • Eggplants

  • White potatoes

  • Tomatoes

  • Waxy fruit

  • Dairy products

  • Sugar and related sugar foods

  • White wheat bran and flour

  • Starches

  • Dry roasted type nuts

  • Alcohol

  • Caffeinated drinks

  • Vinegar

  • Pepper

The arthritis diet works for some people and might help you with arthritis related pain. Though not fool-proof, the diet has some suggested restrictions, though those foods to avoid might not necessarily cause problems for you. As such, this is a good diet for pain prevention, but only when done with medical supervision and advice.

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