Diet And Arthritis -
Arthritis and Nutrition

Diet and arthritis, what to eat for your diet for arthritis and which foods to avoid with arthritis?

Diet is one of the most important aspects of your natural treatment for arthritis.

For your osteoarthritis diet, avoid all foods that irritate the intestine and that are acidifying:

  • refined sugar and any refined sweeteners
  • Refined grains, ie. white flour
  • Coffee
  • White vinegar and anything containing it, ie. condiments
  • Soft drinks
  • Red meat
  • Cold cuts
  • Sea food
  • Fried foods
  • Refined oils (see healthy fats)

75% of your plate should be foods that are alkalanizing, ie. raw vegetables

Foods to avoid with arthritis:

Potatoes, the green spots on potatoes contain solanine which causes arthritis.
Other foods that contain solanine are:

  • Green peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Green Tomatoes
  • Tomatoe Sauce
  • Paprika

For your arthritis and nutrition plan, check if there are any foods that you don't tolerate or digest well. Often these foods include dairy, wheat, some meats and any foods containing MSG. Be aware of your body and how you feel after eating any of these foods. Foods that you don't digest well are hard on the joints.

Eliminate refined and heated oils and replace them with healthy omega 3 fats. Heated and refined oils affect the lining of the intestine, while healthy fats are very beneficial to the intestinal wall.

Take a very high quality Omega 3 supplement.

Ensure that your blood sugar levels are stable. A high level of insuline in the blood found in a pre-diabetic condition or those with metabolic syndrome or syndrome X increases type 1 prostaglandins. This in turn increases inflammation in the body.

Include these foods in your 
anti arthritis diet:

More sulfur containing foods:

  • Asparagus
  • Eggs
  • Garlic
  • Onions

As well as plenty of

  • Fresh vegetables
  • Whole grains
  • Oatmeal
  • Brown rice
  • Fish
  • Soy Bean Products (organic)
  • Avocados
  • Tart red cherries
  • Fresh Pineapple

See also the page on anti inflammatory diet. By making these changes using these diet and arthritis tips and following a natural treatment for arthritis you will be well on your way to completely healing your arthritis.