There are many drug treatments for
arthritis and nutritionists suggest that a proper diet will also help
reduce some arthritis symptoms.
To treat arthritis, fat in the diet should
be reduced. Forget dried food, butter puddings or pastries and avoid too
Arthritis sufferers should choose protein
from fish and poultry rather than from red meat. Other sources of
suitable protein include beans and pulses, nuts and skimmed milk.
Carbohydrates should be obtained from
wholesale bread, cereals, whole meal pasta and brown rice, rather than
from refined sugar.
Herring, mackerel, salmon, cod and haddock,
eaten at least three times a week, or fish oil supplements in capsule
form are highly recommended by some specialists. These fish oils contain
omega-3 fatty acids which help reduce morning stiffness and tenderness
of the joints. Evening primrose oil and flax oil, which also contain
omega-3 fatty acids, work wonders for some people.
Finally, if you suffer from arthritis, it
would be a good idea to lose that excess weight which puts unnecessary
strain on your poor knee, back and hip joints.