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World Arthritis Day

“Arthritis” The most common problem nowadays faced by a lot of people. It is basically a type of inflammation wherein the joints become stiff.  Overindulgence in unhealthy eating habits and lifestyle practices can lead to arthritis. With changes in advancement in people’s dietary habits almost half of the population is suffering from Arthritis. 
You can keep inflammation away by adding anti-inflammatory diet whenever possible. You can start by consuming a list of foods provided below. 

  • Vegetables and Fruits:
    Vegetables and fruits are good source of Vitamin C and beta-carotene and poly nutrients like flavonols and flavones. When it comes to fruits and vegetables you have to increase the quantity of the serving you eat and increasing the variety you consume. A variety will ensure more vital nutrients for the body. Always go in for fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables whenever possible.  
  • Garlic herbs and spices:
    “Phytonutrients” are naturally occurring nutrients which can be found in naturally in these ingredients. Make garlic, oregano, rosemary, thyme and pepper as a part of your daily diet. Replace your daily salt consumption with these options and enhance the flavors of your dishes with these option.
  • Omega 3s:
    This essential nutrient can be found in fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines and tuna. Nuts like walnuts and oil seeds like chia seeds, flax seeds etc. are amazing sources of Omega 3 fatty acids. Including these in your diet can help your body get enough Omega 3s. 
  • Fibre:
    Foods rich in fibre are also the most anti-inflammatory foods components. For example: Pulses like dry beans, peas and whole grains are called fermentable fiber, which reduces inflammatory reactions. 

An additional note from our side will be eating one or two anti-inflammatory food while maintaining an unhealthy diet is not the answer. Example having a bowl of sautéed vegetables along with a packet French fries will not really help. Instead focus on your lifestyle modification which include following a healthy lifestyle pattern and habits.

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