5) Healthy diet
A healthy diet and balanced nutrition are believed to be important in treating rheumatoid arthritis. Although there is no clear evidence of how an unhealthy diet contributes to getting your symptoms worse, doctors always recommend having a balanced diet. Neither doctors nor nutritionists have put a specific diet plan for rheumatoid patients however balanced nutrition is believed to be the key to treatment. Here are some tips on how to have a healthy diet:
- make sure to cover most of the necessary elements and vitamins in all of your meals.
- try to make room for healthy food and make dietary changes stepwise.
- eat foods reach in calcium and vitamin D to avoid osteoporosis and bone thinning.
- vitamin B supplements may be necessary to keep your nerves functioning well.
- add omega-3 fatty acids to your diet by eating salmon, tuna, herring, and mackerel.
- eat a lot of greens especially those rich in fibers
- avoid foods that may trigger joint inflammation and make your condition worse.
- avoid processed food such as baked and fast food.
- cut down on the amount of sugar in your diet.
- avoid high-fat dairy products and canned food containing gluten.