In general, it appears that adopting a vegetarian diet helps improve symptoms of arthritis. The adoption of such a diet might be an appropriate solution for those who do not see much progress in the recovering of their disease.
If you use this type of diet, we can mention a number of foods that should be taken with caution for those who suffer some form of arthritis.
NON SUITABLE NUTRITION FOR ARTHRITIS
Saturated fat foods and arthritis
Saturated fats are those coming mainly from animal sources, especially fatty meats, whole milk and its derivatives (fatty meats, bacon, sausages, sausages, butter, fatty cheeses, etc.). This type of food is no advised for arthritis diet. They should be avoided completely.
Calories should be acquired instead from complex carbohydrate (Vegetables, fruit and whole grains) whereas calories from fat should not exceed 30 % and only a 10 % should come from animal fat)
The pastries contain a lot of sugar and saturated fats.
Meat and vegetables containing purines
Apart from animal meat, there is some vegetal food that also contains purines, such as beans, cauliflower, spinach, lentils, asparagus, peas and mushrooms. In this case, they should be taken moderately.
All this food, besides favoring obesity contains lots of purines which, once converted into uric acid, can damage your joints, so they are not suitable for gout or arthritis. The following chart shows the uric acid levels of some food.
Uric acid levels of some food
Uric acid food levels
Purine rich foods
(They should be avoided completely)
Purine medium foods
(They should be controlled and taken in moderate amounts- about 100 g.)
Fatty meats, but especially the viscera: heart, kidneys, sweetbreads, liver ...
Excess of proteins produces uric acid which accumulates in the joints and exacerbates arthritis. For this reason it is advised a very moderate consumption.
The main source of proteins should be soy, poultry and lean meats. In any case lean meats should be controlled and taken in moderate amounts.
Citrus foods and arthritis
Because of the vitamin C content of citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruit, lemons, etc.), many specialists consider them adequate food for arthritic diseases. But others think that these foods contribute to increase inflammation of the joints and should not be ingested in these circumstances.
Citrus fruits are recommended in the diet for arthritis
Foods that can worsen arthritis
Certain foods can lead to a worsening of rheumatoid arthritis. These reactions respond to individual reactions are not applicable to all patients. However it is important to know which are to discard them.
Any food can be the cause for a personal incomparability. The best way to see food incompatibilities is to begin a diet with the supervision of a doctor or a dietitian so they can analyze which foods should not be eaten.
However, if you think that a food could produce adverse symptoms a personal test can be done just by discarding it during a few days to see if you improve after having discarded it. If you don't get a personal recovery, that will probably mean that the food in question was not responsible. Anyway, in case you suspect of a a certain food, you can communicate it to the doctor who can make an allergy test.