Arthritis pain is debilitating. Being a doctor, I can understand, how a patient suffering from arthritis sounds! It is prudent to consult your Physician / Rheumatologist regarding your meal plans and drug dosages. Going natural ways to heal or limit the damage to your joints remain the only alternative.
If you have arthritis, you need to work on two parameters. One, you need to have calcium rich, anti-oxidant rich diet, to limit the disease process and osteoporosis. Second, you need to loosen up a bit to lessen the pressure on already damaged joint. So, this diet meal plan is designed to achieve both goals simultaneously, losing weight and eating right for your disease (arthritis).
What Diet Meal Plan is Right For Curing Arthritis Pain Naturally?
It’s 7 AM to 9 PM Diet Meal Plan for your healthy bones and shedding calories! First, let’s understand, what is right kind of eating for the arthritis patients to achieve both targets, lose weight and heal arthritis! The following mentioned foods will help you to achieve both the goals –
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The health benefits of garlic has been known since the existence of mankind. It a complete pack, full of vital nutrients required by the body. It is known to limit the activity of cartilage-damaging chemicals in the body.
NOTE: Garlic acts as a blood thinner, which could interact with blood thinning medication. Consult your physician before you start consuming garlic.
The wonder herb, ginger has been known to cure cold and joints pain throughout the history of mankind! It’s rich in Gingerol, a powerful substance with multiple medicinal properties.
OMEGA 3 FATTY ACIDS
It’s the best anti-inflammatory agent as well as a perfect anti-oxidant! It suppresses the activity of COX 2 enzymes, which are known inflammatory agents in the body. Rich sources of Omega 3 Fatty Acids include: Sardines, Walnuts, Spinach, Soybeans, Flaxseeds, etc.
Moreover, Soybeans are high in protein and fiber, and low in fat, thus helps you to reduce weight too.
EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL
This healthy oil naturally contains a compound called Olecanthal, which is similar to NSAIDS medicines we consume as pain killers.
CHERRIES & BERRIES
These beautiful fruits are loaded with anti-oxidants as they have an anti-inflammatory agent in them, called Anthrocyanins. This compound is also found in most berries too.
CITRUS FRUITS & VITAMIN C
Deliver immune booster, Vitamin C directly at your doorstep! It’s perfect for losing weight and boosting your immune system. Rich sources are, all citrus fruits, Broccoli, Red Peppers, Dark Leafy Greens, All Berries, Kidney Beans, etc. These foods are natural body cleanser and detoxifiers too!
WHOLE GRAIN CEREALS
Whole grains like, Oats, brown rice, multigrain bread, whole wheat pasta are some of the best healing agents for joint pains, as they suppress the CRP (C-Reactive Protein) levels in the body.
VITAMIN D & LOW FAT DAIRY PRODUCTS
Arthritis is a disease of elderly population. And, at this age, osteoporosis (weaking of bones due to deficiency of bone minerals like calcium and phosphorus) is prevalent too! This means, you cannot afford to skip the dairy products in your diet. Keep them low fat, as you need to lose weight and protect your heart from excess of fats in dairy products.
A well known weight loss expert, it contains a natural anti-oxidant called Epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). This compound blocks the chemicals causing damage to the joint, and delays the progression of the disease.