Foods to avoid for Arthritis
Arthritis is an inflammation of the joints that cause severe pain, swelling, stiffness, and irritation in the joints and create difficulty in the day to day activities and body movement.
One of the important causes of arthritis is more uric acid in the blood. Every eatable has some Purine compound. During the digestion process, Purine compound is converted into the uric acid which is excreted by the kidney. Sometimes, due to a rich Purine diet uric acid deposits in the bones and joints. This deposition creates pain in the joint and damage the bones if not prevented timely. Following eatables have comparatively more Purine component that becomes the cause of arthritis. Therefore, to prevent arthritis either reduce or remove the following food items from your diet:
- Sugar and cold drinks
Consumption of sugar in more quantity is not good for health. Particularly, cold drinks are very harmful to the patients suffering from arthritis. Processed sugar set off inflammation and cause pain in the joints and bones.
Curd during the night meal must be avoided to stay away arthritis and related disorders. However, liquid curd mixed with mint leaves (Hindi: Pudina) and roasted cumin powder is not as harmful as a salty or sweet curd. The liquid curd is good for digestion. During the cloudy whether curd in any form must be avoided as it is not only harmful in arthritis but also injurious in many other ways like it increase a cough and create related disorders.
- Rice and pulses
Rice and pulses both are rich in purine compound and increase uric acid. Particularly urad is very harmful in arthritis. Therefore, “urad” must be removed from the diet of a person suffering from arthritis and asthma both. Rice and pulses in the night are strictly prohibited in order to stay away from arthritis.
- Spinach (Hindi: Palak)
Spinach is a green leafy vegetable and very rich in vitamins and minerals. But in arthritis sometimes a person feels difficulty in the consumption of spinach as it contains more purine compound which cause pain in joints. Therefore, it should be avoided.
Cow Milk is good for all, but during the night before going to bed this should be avoided for the patients. If you wish you can consume cow milk before two hours of sleeping to let it digest properly.
- Drinking Water
Consume water before 90 minutes or after 90 minutes of your meal. To read more click the link below:
- Fast food, packed food items, junk food items
All such foods items like pizza, burger, roasted bread, etc., and items available in packets are also not good in order to stay healthy.
- Egg, meat, fish and frozen foodstuff
All these must be avoided in arthritis as they increase pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints.
- Liquor and smoking
Consumption of liquor and smoking both are strictly prohibited to keep you safe and healthy.
Pickles are rich in oils, fast salt, chilies, etc that are injurious to health. Pickles of any type must be avoided to prevent arthritis.
- Avoid anger stress and anxiety to prevent arthritis: Stress and anxiety change body chemistry and increase the symptoms of arthritis. To read more click the link: 8 Vices must be kept away to stay healthy
- Stale food items
Stale food items are not good in arthritis.
- Oversleeping and lethargies
Oversleeping and lethargicness not only disturb digestion but also cause weight gain that further increase the symptoms of arthritis. Read the best direction of sleep
- Prevent indigestion: Indigestion of food is harmful to the body and enhance the symptoms of arthritis. It creates constipation and acidity too. Best cure for Constipation
- Avoiding Natural Urges
Never avoid natural urge as it increases air (Hindi: vata) element in the body that disturb body chemistry and increase the disease. Never avoid natural urges to stay healthy
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Best Cure for Arthritis
- Night Jasmine (Hindi: Harshringar or Paarijat)
Night jasmine is very effective in arthritis pain. It gives relief from pain and removes arthritis if it is consumed properly. To know how to consume the night jasmine read the link below:
- Chenopodium album (Hindi: Bathua)
Bathua is a rich leafy vegetable with full of vitamins and minerals. It can be used in various ways such as:
- Boil the leaves and mix with curd and consume in lunch time
- Make a decoction of Bathua and consume it to get maximum benefits of bathua in arthritis.
- Mix the leaves of bathua in flour and make chapatis
Bathaua has a number of benefits in different diseases.
Note: Bathua is not good for pregnant ladies so avoid during pregnancy, as it can be a cause of miscarriage.
Coconut is good to control arthritis. It is good in all its forms. Raw coconut and dried coconut both are effective and control arthritis. Take dried coconut and make slices and consume 5 to 6 slices daily to strengthen your bones.
- Meditation (Hindi: Pranayam) and exercise
Meditation and daily exercise keep breathing system strong and stay away you from various disorders. To know more click the link below:
- Drink minimum 8 glasses of water in a day
The main cause of arthritis is deposition of uric acid in the form of crystals. Drinking sufficient water cleans the body and remove the uric acid from the body.
- Morning walk
Morning walk stays you healthy and improves longevity. To read more click the link below:
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This text is for the purpose of information therefore, it should not be treated as a substitute for the expert advises by a healthcare professional.
So, stay healthy always
With love, light, and peace