While there's no cure for osteoarthritis, it's widely acknowledged that the condition's symptoms can sometimes be alleviated by tinkering with your diet so that your meals include ingredients packed with anti-inflammatory properties. We investigate...
What is inflammation and how does it affect your body?
While acute inflammation is the body's normal and healthy response when healing itself, it can become a major problem when it becomes chronic and inappropriately attacks your body's own tissues.
It's believed that chronic, low-level inflammation plays a major role in almost every chronic, Western disease, including rheumatoid arthritis, heart disease and cancer.
While osteoarthritis is sometimes called noninflammatory arthritis, OA, can still result in inflammation of the joints.
Keeping your joints healthy
As we at Flexiseq always say, it’s important to stay active when you have osteoarthritis. Twice daily applications of Flexiseq can provide drug-free relief from the pain of wear and tear allowing you to do the things you love, whether that’s gardening, exercising or simply keeping up with the grandchildren.
Alongside exercise, it is recommended that you eat healthily whenever possible. After all, we all know what happens when you overindulge and don’t keep moving - weight gain. And being overweight can put extra strain on joints.
What you eat matters!
When it comes to what you consume at mealtimes, we echo the words of Versus Arthritis who suggest everyone living with arthritis should try to eat:
a balanced and varied diet to get all the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and other nutrients you need
a more Mediterranean-style diet which includes fish, pulses, nuts, olive oil and plenty of fruit and vegetables
- more omega-3 fatty acids, for example from oily fish.
We’ve put together a few helpful guides to help you build your knowledge of what’s good and what’s not for your body.
It’s worth remembering, that because people are all different and there are many different types of arthritis, what works for one person and one type of arthritis may not work for another.
- Key Ingredients To Help With Arthritis - read more
- Five Foods To Avoid If You Have Arthritis - read more
- Diet & Nutritional tips for living with Osteoarthritis - read more
If you’re looking for inspiration, why not try out a few of our favourite dishes.
Carrot, ginger and turmeric soup - get recipe
Baked trout with red peppers, potatoes and almonds - get recipe
Paprika chicken with red lentils and cherry tomatoes - get recipe
Roast salmon with sweet potatoes - get recipe
Turkey chilli - get recipe
- Satay sweet potato curry - get recipe
Tomato and coconut cassoulet - get recipe
Moroccan chickpea soup - get recipe
Prawn, pepper and coconut curry - coming soon
- One pan cod with tomatoes, olives and spinach - coming soon
- Bone broth mushroom risotto - coming soon
- Pineapple and Turmeric breakfast smoothie - coming soon