Those with or even a mild sensitivity to gluten– a protein naturally found in wheat, barley and rye – may need to be creative when it comes to cooking and baking from scratch. Gluten can cause an inflammatory response in the body and may worsen arthritis symptoms if you have a sensitivity. Make sure to talk to your doctor if you think you have an allergy before eliminating gluten. Here are five lesser-known grains for standard flour that you can try.
Keeping excess pounds at bay and eating the right foods are critical to keeping joint pain in check. But not all weight-loss plans are effective and not every diet is a good choice for someone with arthritis. We asked three dietitians for the skinny on five headline-grabbing plans.
This plan recommends eating like a “caveman,” so anything that could be hunted or gathered is fair game. Anything else is on the chopping block.
Pros: The paleo diet prohibits processed foods while pushing nuts, seeds, fruits and veggies. Meats are free-range and grass-fed, and fish are wild.