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Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet: A Whole Food Plant Based Diet

By | October 6th, 2013 | Modified - March 13th, 2018

Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet

Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet: Plant Based Diet
Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet: Plant Based Diet

A Rheumatoid arthritis diet is a whole food plant based diet? Here we go again with the plant based diet treats all. Well yes, if it fits use it. Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the forms of arthritis and is a an autoimmune disorder, so how is a plant based diet supposed to help?

For one rheumatoid arthritis results in inflammation, and an excellent way to control inflammation in the body is with a whole-food, plant based diet. A plant based diet introduces various and numerous antioxidants and phytonutrients into the body that control inflammation. It also provides a lot of fiber and a balance of nutrients that help strengthen the immune system and organs of the body.

Foods to Avoid Rheumatoid Arthritis

Secondly, a whole-food plant based diet removes the inflammatory substances introduced into the body by factory farmed meat and dairy, and processed foods. By reducing or eliminating these foods from the diet you are also reducing environmental factors that can cause rheumatoid arthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet

A rheumatoid arthritis diet would remove meat, dairy, and processed foods. It would be full of vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, and plenty of water. Though a plant based diet is generally an rheumatoid arthritis diet and an inflammatory diet, certain plants based foods have a higher concentration of anti-inflammatory properties. A rheumatoid arthritis diet avoids or reduces these foods that cause inflammation.

Foods That Reduce Inflammation

  • Anti-oxidant rich fruits: blueberries, cantaloupe, cherries, raspberries, papaya, strawberries, plums and watermelon
  • Anti-oxidant rich vegetables: bell peppers, kale, spinach, squash, and turnip greens. (Bell peppers are rich in antioxidants but they also contain a compound called solanine that can cause inflammation is a small number of people.)
  • Ginger – anti-inflammatory properties
  • Hydrangea root herb – febrifugune compound
  • Walnuts – anti-inflammatory – omega-3

A whole food plant based diet not only can serve as a rheumatoid arthritis diet, it also serves to support healthy living.

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About Author:

Aqiyl Aniys is the author of the books Alkaline Herbal Medicine, Alkaline Plant Based Diet and the children's book, Faith and Justice eat an Alkaline Plant Based Diet." He received a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University, a BA in Organizational Behavior and Communications from NYU, worked as an elementary school teacher, and studied social work. He enjoys boxing, kick boxing, cycling, power walking, and basically anything challenging, and his alkaline plant-based diet supports all that he does. Learn more about transitioning to an alkaline vegan diet using the Dr. Sebi nutritional guide.

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