Healthy Eating and Arthritis
There is no set arthritis diet or gout diet but eating a balance of healthy foods and maintaining a healthy weight can have a huge impact on your overall well-being and your arthritis. As well as ensuring that your body has all the essential nutrients to function, eating healthily may help reduce the symptoms of arthritis both directly and by reducing the stress on your joints through weight loss.
If you are underweight, a balanced diet should help you overcome exhaustion and gain healthy weight. The aim of this booklet is to explain what makes up a healthy diet and what foods, if any, might be particularly beneficial or bad for people with arthritis.
In this booklet you will find:
- A healthy lifestyle: Why a healthy diet is important for people with arthritis
- What makes up a healthy diet: The essential nutrients, food groups
- How to maintain a healthy diet: Shopping for food, cooking, staying healthy
- Interaction between food and arthritis: Important nutrients, particular foods that could help, food myths
- Supplements: The facts about popular supplements
- Other sources of help: Dieticians and nutritionists, weight loss groups
- The last word