Arthritis: Best Foods to Eat or Avoid

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Arthritis: A 5-Step Approach to a Healthier Body

You might find relief from arthritic symptoms by using a 5-step approach based on the foods and drinks that you make part of your daily diet. Our suggestions include the following foods:

Step 1: Omega 3's found in oily fish such as salmon.

Step 2: Citrus Flavonoids such as found in grapefruit and oranges which can increase the antioxidant impact of Vitamin C. They also hold anti-inflammatory powers.

Step 3: Foods rich in zinc which serve to boost immunity. Rich sources include, peas, legumes [beans], wheat germ, oysters and milk.

Step 4: Foods rich in beta carotene, Vitamin C and antioxidants which serve to protect cell health. Good sources include green and yellow vegetables.

Step 5: Ginger based on its anti-inflammatory properties. Candied ginger makes a good food source.

Arthritis: Best Foods to Eat in Daily Diet

1. Rich natural food sources of Omega 3. Good choices include:




2. Foods rich in citrus based flavonoids. These serve to reduce inflammation commonly associated with arthritis.

We do not recommend taking NASID's for inflammation as health studies have shown they are related to elevating blood pressure.

Always get your fix from natural food choices which include the follow for citrus flavonoids including the following:

All berries such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, acai, and goji.


Oranges, including blood oranges and their juices.


Melons including watermelon, honeydew and cantaloupe.

Lemons, limes and their juices.

3. Candied ginger may provide relief for some individuals.

4. Foods rich in zinc may also provide relief. Those include baked beans, Alaskan King crab, oysters.

Arthritis: Foods to Avoid in Eating Plan

Foods and beverages which present allergy reactions. The symptoms may range from a slight rash to a nasty and serious case of hives.

Special Notes

Omega-3 oils as found in fish should be eaten 2-3 times per week, the specific amount based on current nutritional requirements. One serving of most fish species, such as salmon equals three ounces of cooked meat. Most animal proteins cook down about 1 ounce, so starting with four ounces of raw meat makes a good rule of thumb as after the cooking process, the amount will be equal to one serving size.

We do not recommend Omega-3 or any type of fish oil supplements for treat arthritis. They may cause more harm than any good that could be received. Always check with your attending doctor before doing such.

In addition, excessive consumption of Omega-3's pose increased risk for bleeding which can be significant with individuals with blood clotting issues.

In Summary

A well-balanced diet is one of your best natural and most effective defenses against arthritis flare-up.



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