As National Nutrition Month comes to a close, YorkTest nutrition expert, Kerri Ferraioli, shares how 1 in 4 adults who suffer from arthritis can better manage their symptoms with a healthier diet.
I type a lot every day and i am always worries that when I get older I will develop Arthritis. As it stands there are estimated to be over 100 different types of arthritis and according to the CDC, around 1 in 4 US adults are diagnosed with the condition each year. While many people associate arthritis with the older population, the CDC shared half of the people who have been diagnosed are aged between 18-64. It can be the simplest thing that triggers a flare-up from weight gain or any added pressure on joints, whereas for rheumatoid arthritis being stressed can worsen the condition.
Living With Arthritis
Living with arthritis can be an exhausting experience because of the intense muscle pain, tiredness, and stiffness that sometimes occurs which can undermine the quality of life. Even though there isn’t a cure for arthritis, luckily being aware of food sensitivities can help stave off a flare-up, reduce inflammation and ease joint pain. As always alongside good foods, there are meals that aggravate inflammation and are best to be avoided.
YorkTest nutrition expert, Kerri Ferraioli, shares the importance of finding a balanced diet to aid with symptoms: “It can be tricky to feel in control of your body and not let the condition take over when dealing with arthritis. Sometimes it might be the simplest movement, yet the pain that follows is excruciating and unfortunately, that isn’t always in our control. However, the one good thing we can control is our diet. Consuming nutritious food alongside daily exercise, it may help ease the flare-ups and not trigger them as often. Knowing which foods to incorporate into your diet and what to remove maybe the best thing in the long run in order to manage this condition effectively.” Kerri has also shared her tips on foods to include to better manage your arthritis and foods to avoid. These are some top-notch foods that reduce inflammation. You can see more information here.