Diet For Rheumatoid Arthritis

A reasonable diet for rheumatoid arthritis will go a long way to help arthritis patients. This is a major area that needs to be taken seriously. This diet plan is very helpful for all kinds of arthritis, including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. 

Special diet remedies

Take a good look at these arthritis diets and drink formulas and see if any can be able to help you out of the painful situation.

Wheatgrass relief

Consider eating half cup of wheatgrass or sprouted wheat germ a day for relief. They are good for all kinds of arthritis, including systemic lupus, because they build up the immune system.

Sesame seeds help

Soak a tablespoon of sesame seeds overnight in a cup of water. Eat the seeds and drink the water in the morning to relieve or prevent arthritis. Sesame seeds are also good for those who suffer from joint pain in winter time, because they are heat producing.

Fenugreek leaf method

Another winter diet for treatment is fenugreek leaf. Cook some fenugreek leaves in fresh coconut milk, and season with garlic. Eat this food for healing joint pains.


Fenugreek seed tea

A concentrated fenugreek seed tea can be a major home remedy for arthritis relief. Many rural hard working people in developing countries like India have been relieved of arthritis pain because they use fenugreek seeds in their foods. You can use a lot of the seeds on your salads also or go for the capsules too.

Beetroot juice remedy

Consider drinking some beetroot juice for your arthritic relief. It is rich in potassium and has alkalizing effect which helps to dissolve salt deposits on the surface of the joint. You can get it in stores like Walmart.

Celery juice remedy

Juice enough celery to give you about ½ cup and add ½ cup of carrot juice to it for reasonable taste. Drink this occasionally for relief. Celery has a lot of sodium which helps to retain a balance in lime and magnesium in solution, and does not permit it to deposit on surfaces of the joint.

Potato-gourds juice

Juices from raw potato and bitter gourds are also recommended for arthritis and gout treatment. This remedy is only for patients who are not allergic to these foods.

Consider bing cherries

Do you know that you can eat 15-20 bing cherries everyday and your arthritis pain can be tremendously reduced to your amazement? Try it for yourself.


Regular diet for rheumatoid arthritis

Your food must mainly be high on essential fatty acids such as flaxseeds, salmon, and mackerel fish. They can restrict inflammation. The fiber in flaxseeds will help keep your intestines clean.

Consider eating plenty of onions, asparagus, cabbage, and garlic. These foods contain sulfur which helps to restore cartilage.
Your diet for rheumatoid arthritis may also include artichokes, cabbage, sweet potatoes, cereal grains like brown rice, corn and oats.

  • Dehydration has been linked to arthritis, so drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your joints greased.
  • Chinese medicine views dampness as one of the major causes of arthritis. Eat some purslane, lychee, taro, squash, honey, and bitter lemon. They are known to be good for restricting dampness.

 Your daily diet for rheumatoid arthritis  must include some of the following foods.

  • Lemon juice or grapefruit juice
  • 1 glass of cucumber juice, carrot juice, beet juice, or potassium broth
  • Black cherry or apple juice
  • Papaya, apple or cranberry juice
  • 1 glass of celery juice or miso soup

Foods to avoid

Restrict foods that encourage acid development such as eggs, oil, saturated fats, red meat, foods that are fried, refined carbohydrates, alcohol, and caffeine. Limit the consumption of gluten like breads and pasta.

Animal products with the exception of fish which contains anti-inflammatory oils, generally worsens inflammation in the joints
Some vegetables like tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers contain a substance called solanine which can trigger allergic responses and pains in some allergy patients.

Look for allergic food triggers of arthritis. You will need the assistance of your nutritionist if you want a wholesale elimination of allergic foods. You can however eliminate suspicious foods from your diet one by one, to see if symptoms let up.

Foods that are likely to aggravate arthritic conditions in some people may include coffee, sugar, eggs, orange, pork, wheat, tomato, corn, peanut, bacon, soya, and lemon.

Comb through the diet for rheumatoid arthritis and make your own suitable selections that will help reduce your ailment but not spark allergy symptoms.


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