Rheumatism Diet For Fibromyalgia
Dietary Advice To Reduce Rheumatic Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia
Because fibromyalgia is classified as a rheumatic condition, some patients may benefit from following the generally accepted dietary guidelines for rheumatics. "Rheumatism" describes a variety of ailments where pain occurs with or without signs of inflammation, in joints, muscles, tendons and connective tissues.
Eating Advice For Rheumatoid Arthritis
Fibromyalgia patients who also suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, a chronic inflammatory condition which causes pain and swelling in the joints, may benefit by eating more anti-inflammatory foods and by increasing the vitamin A, C and E content of their diet. Foods which are supposed to reduce arthritic symptoms include:
Fruits - such as: blackberries, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi fruit, peaches, mango, cantaloupe melon and anti-inflammatory fruit such as apples.
Vegetables - such as: carrots, squash, sweet potato, spinach, kale, collard greens, broccoli, cabbage, Brussels sprouts.
Oily fish - such as: like salmon, mackerel, sardines, herring, tuna and trout, for their content of omega-3 essential fatty acids (EFAs) which act as anti-inflammatory agents.
Nuts and seeds - such as: walnuts, Brazil nuts and almonds, as well as seeds like sunflower, linseeds and pumpkin seeds, for their EFAs and vitamin E.
Legumes and grains - such as: lentils, garbanzo beans, brown rice, basmati rice and whole wheat bread.
Rheumatism And Cholesterol
Rheumatoid arthritis has no specific cause, although some experts believe that the disease may be associated with a high-fat, high-cholesterol diet, as it is more common in countries where rich foods are eaten, like the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.
A healthy cholesterol-lowering diet includes: reduced-fat sources of protein, like fish and lean chicken/turkey, and a lower overall fat content by eating only tiny amounts of saturated or trans fat in foods like cheese, butter, cookies, cakes and commercial snackfoods.
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