Recently, scientists from India published a list of 33 foods that reliably alleviate the condition of people with rheumatoid arthritis..
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease that affects about 800 thousand residents of Russia. In the body of patients, immune cells do not recognize their own healthy tissues, causing inflammation and destruction of joints.
As a result of rheumatoid arthritis, redness and swelling develop, pain and stiffness, sometimes significant deformities of the affected joints. Patients of RA often have to resort to endoprosthetics to restore limb function.
The so-called disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) are prescribed as first-line therapy, but they cannot cure the disease..
If a person with rheumatoid arthritis does not respond well to these drugs, the second known class is biological response modifiers, or “biological drugs” - highly effective, but incredibly expensive drugs.
Kaling Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) in Bhubaneswar offers patients a natural alternative or supplement to therapy.
Dr. Bhawna Gupta and her colleagues, Shveta Khanna and Kumar Jaisval of the KIIT Laboratory for Disease Biology, analyzed the results of several major research projects by various authors. Scientists searched for evidence of the effectiveness of plant and animal products by sifting one after another.
As a result, the authors identified 33 natural products that are truly effective in the complex treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. Among them are products that relieve the symptoms of the disease, and there are products that can slow the progression of rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
Surprisingly, this is only the second major study to find valuable food for patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Bhavna Gupta believes that their results will significantly improve the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, without new risks and costs for patients..
1. Fruits and berries: peaches, apples, mangoes, prunes, grapefruit, bananas, pomegranates, grapes and blueberries.
2. Unrefined grains: Canary canary, barley, oats, wheat, sorghum, corn, millet, rye and rice.
3. Cereal products: oatmeal, wholemeal bread, brown rice.
4. Legumes: black lentils (urad), black beans.
5. Herbs: Boswellia serratata and sleeping pills.
6. Edible fats: fish oil and olive oil.
7. Spices: ginger and turmeric.
8. Other: green tea and yogurt.
The listed products in RA have a diverse, sometimes not fully understood effect. They can “curb” cytokines and other inflammatory mediators produced by immune cells. They can counteract oxidative stress, accelerate the elimination of toxic metabolites. Or directly anesthetize the joints.
“Regular intake of fiber, certain berries, fruits and herbs, as well as limiting nutrients that provoke the inflammatory process - all this will help to cope with rheumatoid arthritis. Adding probiotics to your diet will help slow down your illness, ”says Gupta.
In general, experts advise people with rheumatoid arthritis to give up alcohol and cigarettes, adhering to moderation in their diet and lifestyle. Be prudent, follow your doctor's recommendations and hope for the best!