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 CHART FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS
Herbal tea / Cumin water / Fenugreek water
Broken wheat porridge (Veg Dalia) / Veg Semolina (Veg upma) / Veg Idli / Veg Vermicelli (Sewian) / Veg poha (Rice flakes) / Chapatti with veg or Dal
Fruit / Coconut water/ Salad
Chapatti / Boiled rice / Vegetable + Dal + Salad
Green tea / Rice flakes snack / Soup (Home-made) / Herbal tea
Chapatti / Vegetable + Dal / Salad
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 to be consumed
Pomegranate, Apples, Banana, Papaya, Pear, Avocados, Apricots, guava.
Fruits to be avoided
All Citrus fruits.
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 to be consumed
All Pulses, Legumes, Soybean.
Pulses to be avoided
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 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 to be consumed
Ginger, Turmeric, Coriander, Fenugreek, Fennel, Cumin, Black pepper, Garlic.
Spices to be avoided
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 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
Other Foods to be consumed
Home made only
Other Foods to be avoided
Processed and prepared foods, Mayonnaise, Spicy foods, Junk foods, Fried foods
- 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.