Although there is no “Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) diet” that may cure the condition, certain foods can reduce inflammation in your body. And because they’re excellent for you, eating them may make you feel better in general.
Whole grains, vegetables, and fruits are all foods that rheumatoid arthritis patients should eat. Low-fat dairy products and lean proteins, Saturated and trans fats in trace amounts.
Instead of obsessing over fasting or finding the perfect foods, focus on eating sensibly. Don’t make drastic dietary adjustments. Mealtimes should not be skipped.
Some of the major ingredients must be included in the diet of rheumatoid arthritis patients.
- Omega-3 Fatty Acids
- Citrus fruits
- Olive oil
- Whole grains
Please do make a note of these foods that must be avoided to an extent but must not be completely stopped by a rheumatoid arthritis patient.
- Fried food, fast food, and processed foods
- Excess Salt
- Excess Sugar
Even though no diet has been proven to help with RA, you may hear about some claims by RA patients saying that a diet helped them.
Before you attempt one, it is suggested that you must talk to your doctor about it, especially if it requires a lot of supplements or eliminates entire food groups.
Dr. Ashish K Badika has 3 years of advanced training in Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology including 2 years Post Doctoral.
He has extensive exposure to Systemic Autoimmune Disorder (Rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis, Seronegative spondyloarthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Scleroderma, Gout, Myositis, Sjogren’s Syndrome, Vasculitic conditions, and Paediatric rheumatology disorders).