People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may wish to follow an anti-inflammatory diet to reduce the painful inflammation that this condition causes.
An anti-inflammatory diet involves eating healthful foods that help reduce inflammation in the body. Doctors have identified that some foods and seasonings can reduce the number of inflammatory compounds in the body. Examples include cocoa, the capsaicin in chili peppers, and foods containing vitamin D.
Making small but meaningful changes to the diet may reduce the inflammation that rheumatoid arthritis (RA) causes, while also boosting energy and making it easier to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
In this article, we look at several anti-inflammatory recipes for different times of the day. Many of the recipes and suggested meals below are also suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
To feel satiated on an anti-inflammatory diet, people may wish to start the day with a protein-rich breakfast. Examples include:
- an egg-white omelet that includes fresh vegetables, such as spinach and peppers
- probiotic yogurts that include fresh fruits, such as the ones we list below
- whole-wheat toast with either low-sugar fruit preserve, nut butter with fresh apple slices, or avocado
A warm cup of green tea is an excellent choice for an anti-inflammatory breakfast drink.
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