07 Oct FOODS GOOD FOR ARTHRITIS
Arthritis is the biggest cause of pain and disability in the UK. 10 million people are living in pain every day. This pain is often invisible, and its effects can go unnoticed.
This National Arthritis Week, 07-13 October, join Arthritis Research UK in being a Pain Killer for yourself, a friend, or a loved one living with arthritis.That’s why this year they’re highlighting the impact of pain. If you live with arthritis, or know someone who does, help them shape the research we invest in by completing the National Arthritis Survey online at www.nationalarthritisweek.org.
3 Foods that are Good for Arthritis
Why it’s good: This spicy root contains compounds that work similarly to some anti-inflammatory medications. However, ginger can also act as a blood thinner, so if you’re taking a blood-thinning medication, ask your doctor if it’s safe to eat ginger!
Eat up! Ideally you want to get a hit of ginger every single day. Steep a few slices of the root in hot water to make tea, grate it into stir-fries or add ground ginger to smoothies. Especially do this, if you seem to ‘catch’ colds regularly…
Why it’s good: Research has shown that certain antioxidants may help prevent arthritis, slow its progression and relieve pain by reducing inflammation associated with this condition. And pumpkin’s bright-orange hue is a clue that it’s rich in two of these antioxidants: beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin. In fact, researchers have found that people whose diets were high in beta-cryptoxanthin were half as likely to develop a form of inflammatory arthritis as those who ate very foods containing it.
Eat up! Try to make pumpkin soup – it’s delicious and easy. You can follow this recipe, just replace the butternut squash with the Pumpkin!
Red Bell Pepper
Why it’s good: Red bell peppers contain an impressive amount of inflammation-fighting carotenoids, but they also have more than 250 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C. Research suggest that people who eat a diet low in vitamin C may be at greater risk for developing certain kinds of arthritis.
Eat up! Aim to have three red bell peppers a week. Mix pepper with cucumber, chickpeas and feta for a quick and easy lunch.
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