If you are one of the millions of adults that suffer from arthritis, then you know how painful it can become. However, you don’t have to continue to suffer. If you follow an arthritis diet it will help with the pain.
Omega 3 fatty acids have been proven to reduce inflammation. Omega 3 fatty acids can be found in fish (salmon) and certain types of nuts (walnuts). You can also buy over the counter fish oil supplements that contain large amounts of Omega 3 fatty acids. Note that fish oil can thin your blood, so you must be careful if you are taking aspirin or any other blood thinning medications. Check with your doctor first.
An arthritis diet also calls for an increase in your water intake to help promote cartilage formation. Following a healthy diet will also help keep your weight lower. This is very important for those that suffer from arthritis. Being overweight will put extra stress on the joints and cause more pain and inflammation.
An arthritis diet paired with exercise can also help alleviate joint pain that is associated with arthritis. One of the best types of exercise one can do is swimming, preferably in a heated pool. The buoyancy created by the water will help keep the stress off the joints while you swim or do water exercises. The heated water can be soothing and help to decrease inflammation in the joints.
So if you are an arthritis sufferer, talk to your doctor about his suggestions for an arthritis diet and the correct exercise for you.