Apr 272008

A good diet is important for everyone, but it is especially key for people with arthritis. Arthritis can make it harder to get variety in your diet, since fatigue and pain can lower your appetite.

Swollen joints and loss of movement may lead you

to avoid foods, such as vegetables, that need more

time or effort to prepare

and cook. Certain kinds

of arthritis and some medications can also affect how

well your body uses what you eat.

The University of Washington Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine recommends seven basic guidelines for a balanced, healthy diet:

* Eat a variety of foods.

* Maintain ideal weight.

* Avoid too much fat and cholesterol.

* Avoid too much sugar.

* Eat foods with enough starch and fibre.

* Avoid too much sodium.

* Drink alcohol in moderation.

A doctor, nutritionist, or other health care professional can help you tailor these guidelines for your needs.

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  2 Responses to “What to eat if you have arthritis”

  1. I was diagnosed with arthritis recently and what i do is take food supplements like glucosamine and chondroitin plus regular exercise. they really help a lot in managing arthritis.

  2. food supplementation with glucosamine and chondroitin helps me a lot in managing arthritis. dont forget to have regular exercise too.

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