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Diet Plan for Rheumatoid Arthritis

It is an autoimmune, inflammatory disorder that can affect all the joints. Rheumatoid arthritis occurs when your immune mistakenly attacks your own body’s tissues. The common symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis are joint pain, stiffness, tenderness, swelling and redness. A balanced diet rich in antioxidants, omega 3 fatty acids is very helpful to control the inflammation.

Diet charts for Rheumatoid Arthritis

DIET CHART FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS

EARLY-MORNING

Herbal tea / Cumin water / Fenugreek water

BREAKFAST

Broken wheat porridge (Veg Dalia) / Veg Semolina (Veg upma) / Veg Idli / Veg Vermicelli (Sewian) / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Chapatti with veg or Dal

MID-MORNING

Fruit / Coconut water/ Salad

LUNCH

Chapatti / Boiled rice / Vegetable + Dal + Salad

EVENING

Green tea / Rice flakes snack / Soup (Home-made) / Herbal tea

DINNER

Chapatti / Vegetable + Dal / Salad

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

CEREALS

Cereals to be consumed

Wheat, Buckwheat, Oats, Quinoa, Brown rice, Barley

Cereals to be avoided

Whole cereals are good for this problem but white flour should be avoided in this problem.

FRUITS

Fruits to be consumed

Pomegranate, Apples, Banana, Papaya, Pear, Avocados, Apricots, guava.

Fruits to be avoided

All Citrus fruits.

VEGETABLES

Vegetables to be consumed

Broccoli, Lentils, Haricot beans, Spinach, Kale, Watercress, Pumpkin, Green coriander, Onion, All gourds.

Vegetables to be avoided

These vegetables are the great source of antioxidants but still avoid Tomato, Potato, Peas and Brinjal.

PULSES

Pulses to be consumed

All Pulses, Legumes, Soybean.

Pulses to be avoided

Black gram

DAIRY PRODUCTS

Dairy Products to be consumed

Low-fat milk (Occasionally),

Dairy Products to be avoided

Whole milk and Cream, Cottage cheese, Curd, Buttermilk, Yogurt, Butter

OILS

Oils to be consumed

Cow ghee, Mustard oil, Olive oil, Soybean oil, Rice bran oil, Almond oil, Coconut oil

Oils to be avoided

Palm oil, Butter

SPICES

Spices to be consumed

Ginger, Turmeric, Coriander, Fenugreek, Fennel, Cumin, Black pepper, Garlic.

Spices to be avoided

Excess salt

DRINKS

Drinks to be consumed

Coconut water, Green juice, Herbal tea, Beetroot juice, Green Tea, Aloe Vera juice, Gooseberry juice

Drinks to be avoided

Whole milk drinks, Cream based liqueurs, canned soup and packaged soup, Alcohol, Soft drinks, Squashes, Carbonated drinks

FLESH FOODS

Flesh Foods to be consumed

Egg white, Grilled fish (Salmon, tuna), Chicken soup

Flesh Foods to be avoided

Red meat, Pork

DRY-FRUITS / SEEDS

Dry Fruits to be consumed

Almonds and Walnuts (Soaked)

Dry Fruits to be avoided

Cashew, Peanuts.

OTHER FOODS

Other Foods to be consumed

Home made only

Other Foods to be avoided

Processed and prepared foods, Mayonnaise, Spicy foods, Junk foods, Fried foods

DIET INSTRUCTIONS

  • Do not skip any meal especially breakfast.
  • Increase servings of seasonal fruits and vegetables.
  • Drink 8- 10 glasses of water daily.
  • Avoid junk and food that trigger the inflammation.
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