Arthrosis, also known as osteoarthritis, is characterized by painful joint "wear". Arthrosis cannot be healed. However, some dietary measures can help control the symptoms:
- Take control of your weight
Any excess weight puts an unnecessary load on your joints.Losing weight can help to reduce pain and improve joint mobility. Try to maintain a healthy weight. If you need to lose some excess weight, talk to your dietician who will suggest ways to modify your diet. Once you reach your healthy weight, try to maintain it by eating balanced meals.
- Eat calcium and antioxidant rich foods
Calcium and antioxidants (vitamin C, vitamin D, vitamin E and selenium) appear to delay the progression of this disease. Eating fruits, vegetables, cereals and dairy products regularly should ensure that your daily vitamin needs are met.
Some authors recommend taking Evening Primrose Oil on a regular basis. This oil contains gamma-linoleic acid, a precursor of an anti-inflammatory agent found in the body. Evening Primrose oil is not found in food but supplements are available. The efficacy of Evening Primrose Oil supplements has not been established, but they are associated with no adverse effects and many arthritic patients use them.
Always watch your diet: it has a strong impact on your health!
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