Monday, January 28, 2013
The Arthritis Diet
There are no large-scale clinical trials to indicate which foods to seek and which foods to avoid when suffering from arthritis. The only guidelines are pretty much anecdotal, old-wives tales and "common" knowledge. But, given the choice, why not try some of these pointers?
Vitamin C, D and E seem to help, too. Try to fill your desert menu with citrus and throw some nuts into the mix. Spend 15 minutes out in the sunshine when you can, or drink vitamin D-enhanced low-fat milk when you can't. This will go a long way toward ensuring an adequate intake of these critical vitamins, without any pills whatsoever!
So what can you do if you suffer from arthritis? Your doctor can probably help the situation quite a bit through medication. Untreated, arthritis can cripple. With the right medication, some care in your diet and a bit of weight control, arthritis does not have to define your life!