Reducing Rheumatic Pain and Inflammation

Inflammation is a major component in most Rheumatic pain conditions or rheumatic diseases, therefore it is advisable to eat a good amount of food that reduces inflammation and reduces the consumption of food that contains inflammatory agents. Here are some simple dietary advices that may help reduce rheumatic conditions:

THINGS YOU SHOULD EAT TO REDUCE RHEUMATISM

Fish, especially fat fish, fish oil, olive oil, walnut oil and raps oil should be a part of your diet. The fat in these types of food, omega-3-poly-unsaturated fat or omega-9-poly-unsaturated fat, reduces inflammation.

However, if you add these types of oils to your diet, you should reduce the intake of other types of fat, to balance it out ;)

Ideally we should be eating a lot of vegetables, since these also make a body chemistry that reduces inflammation.

THINGS YOU SHOULD TRY TO AVOID

Do not consume soy oil and corn oil, since these types of fat increase inflammation. Most food that you buy ‘ready to eat’ from the factory or restaurant contain these types of fat. You should therefore reduce the consumption of food you do not cook yourself.

Bread, cereals and products made of corn or cereals also increase the inflammatory response, especially if they contain wheat. Wheat causes a special type of inflammation in the intestines called celiac disease in some individuals but may also trigger inflammation of non-celiac type. However, full-corn cereals and full-corn bread are valuable types of food, so you should not stop eating them. But if you eat bread or corn products at every meal, you should reduce your intake of these and eat more potatoes, beans and peas.

THINGS YOU SHOULD IDEALLY NOT EAT AT ALL

You should absolutely not consume fat that has been chemically altered to give it another consistency. This type of fat has a very negative effect on the health and may be very potent inflammatory agents. Margarine, snacks, fast food, cakes etc often contain this kind of fat. Unfortunately this type of fat is also often added to bread, so if you can make your own bread, it would better.

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