Research reveals that eating a diet rich in so-called “superfoods” can contribute towards combating rheumatoid arthritis
Within the United Kingdom, approximately 10 million individuals are suffering from arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the type that over 8 million patients are afflicted with, caused by worn away joint cartilage.
Nearly half a million of arthritis-afflicted individuals are dealing with rheumatoid arthritis, which is where the immune system ends up attacking and inevitably deteriorating the joints in the body.
Scientists have compiled a comprehensive list of superfoods that have been discovered to help reduce the crippling pain suffered by individuals with rheumatoid arthritis.
A lead researcher in the study, Doctor Bhawna Gupta stated that regularly eating vegetables, spices, fruits, and certain fibers can definitively assist patients in managing the harsh effects and symptoms of the disease.
Dr. Gupta also recommends avoiding foods that inflame or aggravate the condition, suggesting patients should try to adhere to a Mediterranean, elemental, elimination or vegan diet instead of an omnivore diet.
Information detailed in report may lead to new strategies for medication development
Research has revealed that keeping healthy and consuming a diet that is Mediterranean - rich in vegetables and oily fish - can reduce and combat rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.
Dr. Gupta also noted that altering diet to deal with managing disease has absolutely no negative risk to the patient, and is cheaper and easier, and in some cases more pleasant than exclusively managing symptoms with medication.
The study emphasized recommending only diets that were scientifically proven to have beneficial effects in the long-term and hoped that the information garnered would be able to potentially contribute to the creation of more effective medications.
Dr. Gupta confirmed that the report stressed the effectiveness and importance of particular phytochemicals and components from food that is proven to benefit individuals dealing with rheumatoid arthritis’s debilitating symptoms.