Control arthritis with apples & red wine

Arthritis is the term used for nearly two hundred painful conditions of joints & bones. This disease affected the people all over the world. It has similar symptoms of swelling, inflammation of joints, stiffness & restriction of movement. The good news is that many cases of arthritis can be relieved, postponed or even prevented by good joint care. Research shows a definite link between the food you eat and the severity of your symptoms.

Consuming fruit & vegetables provide an array of antioxidants that reduce the rate at which cartilage breaks down which help to slow the process of osteoarthritis. Antioxidants can also reduce inflammation & help combat rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis & gout. Apples & avocados are anti-inflammatory super foods. Don't peel your apples - the skin contains five times more antioxidants than the flesh. Oily fish are a rich source of omega-3 essential fatty acids that oil the joints & damp down inflammation. Omega-3 can reduce the long-term need for painkillers in those with joint problems.

Drink plenty of fluids approximately two to three liters, a day to maintain good hydration & a steady flow of nutrients to your joints. Choose from water, soups, tea & juices. The foods most commonly found to worsen arthritis are wheat, corn, rye, sugar, caffeine, yeast, malt, dairy products, oranges, grapefruit, lemons & tomatoes. Meats most likely to provoke symptoms are bacon, pork, beef & lamb. A number of foods may trigger joint pain in those with arthritis. Research shows that when these are avoided, about 70 per cent of sufferers report less pain & improved mobility.

Eating a vegan diet can reduce the number of tender and swollen joints. Weight loss is one of the most effective ways to reduce pain in your knees and hips, whatever form of arthritis you have. Apples contain anti-inflammatory antioxidants. Red Delicious apples contain the most. The antioxidants are five times more concentrated in the apple's skin than the flesh. Avocados contain antioxidant monounsaturated oils, essential fatty acids & Vitamin E. Promote cartilage repair in osteoarthritis.

Chilies contain capsaicin and dihydrocapsaicin which block transmission of pain messages. They also trigger endorphins, the brain's own morphine-like painkillers. Dark green leafy vegetables like, broccoli, spinach, cabbage & parsley supply antioxidants, Vitamin C, calcium& magnesium. Red wine, a good source of antioxidant polyphenols which reduce inflammation. Oily fish, a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Walnuts, a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Some research shows that eating them daily can help alleviate the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.


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