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Suffering from rheumatoid arthritis? you may already know that a proper lifestyle with good food can help manage this condition. But ever wondered what diet you should follow in case you are a vegan? In a recent study, experts have revealed that a low-fat vegan diet, with zero-calories can improve joint pain in patients who are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis. Read on to know more about how and what foods you can include to your diet to control this condition from getting worse.
It is a common autoimmune condition that typically leads to joint pain, muscle weakness, and permanent joint damage. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), around millions of people are suffering from this condition globally.
Before we get into the diet chart for a vegan who is diagnosed with Rheumatoid arthritis, let's know what are the possible symptoms that can show up when you are dealing with this health condition. Some of the symptoms are - joint pain, muscle stiffness, extreme fatigue or tiredness, feeling weak all the time, unexplained weight loss, tenderness or swelling in both the arms (both the sides), fever, etc.
Yes, according to a latest study, a vegan diet can help a person manage the condition rheumatoid arthritis successfully. How? plant-based diets are good source of microbiome required for a good gut health. When your gut is healthy, it automatically helps in reducing the symptoms of the rheumatoid arthritis. But what should you include to your diet? Let's understand.
Include a lot of whole grains to your diet and keep it light and simple with lots of green vegetables and fresh fruits (seasonal preferred), only a very little amount of sugar can be consumed when trying to manage this condition. Vegan yogurts are also a good option, as they are good source of probiotic (again, good for your gut health). You can also include avocado to your diet.