A new study, conducted by researchers at KIIT University in India, provides some suggestions on the type of diet that arthritis patients should follow. The team of researchers has created a definitive list of foods that can help fight most of the symptoms of arthritis, such as pain and joint inflammation. They examined and reviewed several scientific research papers and based on their findings suggest the recommended change from a meat diet to a vegetable based one. They reviewed the investigation of several laboratory experiments under different conditions. The study was published in Frontiers in Nutrition magazine
According to them, foods like ginger, cranberries, olive oil and green tea are super foods that can help fight rheumatoid arthritis. The researchers explain that these foods reduce joint stiffness and pain by reducing the inflammatory chemicals released by the immune system called cytokines. In addition, it is also known to reduce oxidative stress, which is the body’s ability to combat and eliminate harmful chemicals.
In addition, the team advises that patients with arthritis should take probiotic foods daily and stop drinking and smoking. Probiotics can help reduce the progression of the disease. Arthritis occurs due to the inflammation of one or more joints in the body that causes pain, stiffness and swelling. It can severely affect the quality of your life. There is no cure available for arthritis, but the symptoms can be managed to a large extent with certain changes in lifestyle and diet.
The author of the Bhawna Gupta study suggests that one should consume many dietary fibers, vegetables, fruits and spices, and avoid foods that can cause inflammation. It also suggests several diet plans that patients with arthritis can follow, such as the Mediterranean diet, the vegan diet or the fasting diet from 7 to 10.
Through its study, the team has evaluated current scientific knowledge and reported only those dietary interventions and specific foods that have clearly demonstrated long-term effects. However, they strongly recommend that one should consult a doctor or a nutritionist to create the ideal diet plan to meet their needs.