Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet

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Right Rheumatoid Arthritis diet along with Yoga exercises and Ayurvedic therapies can help curb the disease from getting worse. Various studies carried out by scientists have shown that a diet plays an important role in stopping or enhancing the Rheumatoid Arthritis disease.

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a systemic autoimmune disease, which affects synovial joints, tissues and organs. An over responsive immune system starts attacking the body's own tissues and cells. It leads to destruction in the articular cartilage, which helps in smooth movement of joints.

Rheumatoid Arthritis causes stiffness and pain in the joints and person feels the inflammation in the movement of joints of the body.

Studies have shown that an imbalanced diet that involves junk food, oily food, fat, etc leads to this disease. Also this type of diet causes Obesity or over weight which makes the situation adverse.

Though there is no complete cure available for Rheumatoid Arthritis , a balanced diet, Yoga , Ayurvedic therapies and herbal medicines can help curb this disease to maximum.

A Rheumatoid Arthritis patient must follow a balanced diet that contains necessary nutrients, vitamins, proteins, etc. The diet should be lightweight, which is easy to digest but provides the required amount of nutrients.

Rheumatoid Arthritis patient must avoid cholesterol and fat rich food.

Include intake of fruits, vegetables, cereals, legumes, and olive oil. Food helps in the decrease of the inflammation in your joints.

Along with the diet it is necessary to carry out exercise especially of the affected parts. Though any type of exercise can help Ayurveda recommends, Yoga exercise and Asanas for better results.

On a general noteRheumatoid Arthritis patient must avoid all type of junk food, alcohol, meat, excessive oily food and sweets. It is important to remove Ama (toxin) from the body in order to reduce the inflammation caused in the joint and for this the right diet taken at right timings helps a lot.

One must consult about the right Rheumatoid Arthritis diet by the doctor or Vaidya, as they check person's situation, his/her allergy, symptoms and then recommend the diet that can be effective.

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