A plant-based diet may relieve the symptoms of arthritis

The arthritis It is the inflammation of a joint that usually causes pain and stiffness. It can also generate other symptoms, such as swelling and redness.

One of the types of arthritis, rheumatoid, is characterized in that the immune system attacks the lining of the joints, known as the synovial membrane, and generates inflammation. In its development, the genetic factor has great influence, but it also affects lifestyle, and even food.

Therefore, if you have this type of arthritis there is something you should know. A review of studies conducted by the Committee of Physicians for Responsible Medicine of the United States, and published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition indicated that Diets that are rich in vegetables may help reduce both the pain and inflammation of this type of arthritis.

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"A plant-based diet composed of vegetables, grains and legumes may be useful for people with rheumatoid arthritis. This study offers the hope that, with a simple menu change, joint pain, swelling and other painful symptoms may improve or even disappear, "said research director Hana Kahleova.

The review was conducted on the basis of several studies. In one of them, carried out in 2015, it was observed that people who for two months had been fed a diet rich in vegetables noticed a reduction in inflammation, in relation to others who were fed on fat and animal products.

Other research along the same lines indicates an association between diets rich in fat and processed meat and the increase in inflammatory markers, such as C-reactive protein (CRP). In turn, as studied, the consumption of vegetables would even help reduce pain, stiffness and tenderness in joints in rheumatoid arthritis.

Likewise, in a study conducted in 2018, the diet rich in vegetables was associated with a lower body mass index. It was found that people with rheumatoid arthritis who lost more than 5 kilos were up to three times more likely to experience improvements in their condition.

Beyond these concrete findings, a balanced, varied and healthy diet always results in improvements to the health and quality of life of those who begin to make it part of their daily lives.

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