There are foods that aggravate the illness and vice versa, there are also foods that help ease the illness.
Eat foods rich in beneficial fatty acids:
Omega-3 fatty acids: These substances work to suppress the immune system’s response to arthritis, significantly reducing the symptoms of arthritis. Some studies show that: if patients with arthritis are using fish oil at a dose of 2-5g / day, the result is that the damaged joints are less stiff and significantly reduced pain. In addition, omega-3 is also very useful for pregnant women, lactating mothers, cardiovascular patients, chronic hepatitis, bronchial asthma, IgA kidney disease, Crohn’s disease, the elderly …
Omega-6 fatty acid GLA (gamma-linolenic acid): inhibits the production of inflammatory prostaglandins. Research shows that when used with a dose of 1 – 3g / day for positive results for arthritis. However, the current difficulty is that this source of synthetic fatty acids is still in the “rare, difficult to find” or “expensive” state. However, you can still take it using 400mg capsule of dried spirulina. People with rheumatism should take 10g of dried algae powder per day (equivalent to 90mg of GLA acid). Studies show that when eating a diet high in omega-3 (seafood), omega-3 replaces omega-6 in the membrane structure of all cells (nerve cells, red blood cells, white blood cells. , platelets, vascular endothelial cells, liver cells …). The competition between omega-3 and omega-6 has resulted in a significant reduction in inflammatory mediators, immunosuppressants and triggers. A diet that is most ideal for brain development and function, for physiological function of cell membranes, for immune and protective functions of the body is the ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. 1 – 3/1.
Currently the domestic and foreign markets have sold three types of fish oil pills omega-3, omega-6 and a combination of omega-3 and omega-6, which you can buy. But before you want to take it, you should follow the advice of your doctor, because besides the benefits of omega-3 and omega-6, you also need to know that when taking high doses of fish oil will be affected. the body’s blood clotting process, and harmful interactions with some other medicines.
If you cannot afford or can not afford these synthetic drugs, you should follow a diet with foods rich in omega-3, omega-6 to prevent and cure. Foods high in omega-3 fatty acids are fish, especially fish fat, mackerel, tuna, herring, sardines, male fish, salmon, shrimp, crab, algae, plankton … Omega -6 found in animal meat, mostly in vegetable oils. Therefore, on weekdays as well as on Tet holidays, women and women who go to the market should buy fish, shrimp and crabs rich in omega-3 above and other types of meat: chicken, duck, lean pork, beef, vegetable oil, sesame, peanuts, soybeans … are rich in omega-6 to prevent and treat arthritis for their loved ones.
Arthritis people should eat lean meat, fish, shrimp and crab with beneficial fats such as: lean sausages, beef rolls, boiled chicken, roasted chicken, boiled lean pork, braised, tomato sauce; fried beef, braised beef, beef hot pot, seafood hot pot, fish, shrimp, crab …; Green vegetable soup and ripe fruits of all kinds, drink green tea, cool boiled water. You should not eat fatty meat, indigestible substances such as: curd meat, spring rolls (pork skin), simmering dishes (pork chops in large squares), fat rolls, sausages, ear rolls, banh chung fatty meat, animal organs such as heart, liver, kidney, heart, gizzard …; Do not drink strong alcohol, strong coffee or strong tea to prevent gout.
Full supply of vitamins:
The antioxidant effects of vitamins C, D, E and beta-carotene (precursor of vitamin A) may help prevent some forms of arthritis. Many studies show: vitamins C and D have the ability to reduce osteoarthritis; Only a small dose of less than 150mg of vitamin C (equivalent to the amount of vitamins of 2 cups of orange juice) and 400 international units (IU) of vitamin D / day have the ability to slow the progression of knee arthritis. It has also been shown that foods high in vitamin E have anti-inflammatory analgesic effects. Beta-carotene found in carrots, tomatoes, pumpkins, green vegetables, red fruits and vegetables also works to reduce arthritis. Therefore, patients with arthritis of all types need to ensure a full diet of the above vitamins, eat a lot of fresh vegetables and ripe fruits, which will have effective prevention and treatment effects without toxicity.
Use foods that work to prevent osteoporosis:
Calcium is a key element in bone formation, every day the body needs about 1,200mg calcium. When the bones are strong, they will fend off the inflammatory process and reduce the disease. Foods high in calcium include: milk, dairy products, green vegetables, seafood such as shrimp and crab, small fish to eat whole bones also provide a significant amount of calcium. Soy with active ingredient genistein is considered as the phytoestrogen hormone, which is important for strong bones. Regular exercise and sunbathing also increases the production of vitamin D, which helps calcium absorption and metabolism in the body.