Foods To Help With
Foods To Help With Osteoarthritis. There are many persons
suffering the painful symptoms of Osteoarthritis (OS), which is
a joint disease. In the United States alone there are 20.7
million who live with pain and stiffness everyday.
Inflammation from the disease causes damage to the ability
of the joint to lubricate and it also causes damage to the
cartilage found in joints. Early in the disease the person may
hardly notice the symptoms, as they may be very mild.
The symptoms will range from a slight pain upon exertion and
repeated motion of the joints to feeling just a little stiff in
the morning. When the stiffness quickly subsides the symptoms
are soon forgot.
Osteoarthritis is a progressive disease, which means it
worsens over time and there is no cure for it. There are
however many foods that when consumed, they can lessen the
severity of the effects of the disease. Foods such as Cold
water fish, organically grown fruits and vegetables, nuts and
seeds, whole grains and the herb - ginger.
It is also beneficial to avoid refined products such as
items made from white flour, white rice, and white pasta. It is
also important not to eat excessive amounts of saturated fats
and foods that contain trans fats. What are Saturated fats and
Trans fats? Saturated fats in large quantities can cause high
It can be found in foods that are made from animals as well
as plant foods. Animal foods that contain saturated fats are:
beef, beef fat, butter, cheeses, cream, lard, milk and other
dairy foods, port, and also poultry fat. Plant foods that
contain saturated fat are: cocoa butter, coconut and coconut
oil, palm kernel oil and palm oil.