Diet for Arthritis: the main thing - the right balance

March 10, 2011

  • Diet for Arthritis: the main thing - the right balance
  • The effect on body

 Diet for Arthritis
 No diet will not help to get rid of arthritis (in principle, it can not be cured completely), but the following guidelines can significantly alleviate the condition of patients suffering from this disorder.


General recommendations

Patients with arthritis are advised to follow the following rules of supply:

  • Eat a balanced diet - it helps maintain good health and maintain a healthy weight. The basis of a balanced diet are fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes.
  • Avoid strict diets and starvation.
  • Increase calcium intake to reduce the risk of osteoporosis Osteoporosis - he threatens you?  Osteoporosis - he threatens you?
  • Drink plenty of fluids, preferably - water.
  • Maintain a healthy weight. Obesity increases the load on the joints due to arthritis which Arthritis - a variety of forms and complications  Arthritis - a variety of forms and complications
   may progress more rapidly.


Diet for gout

Gout - a form of arthritis in which the joints accumulate uric acid crystals Uric acid - a normal level?  Uric acid - a normal level?
 That causes inflammation and pain. Therefore, a diet for gout diet is slightly different from at other kinds of arthritis. To relieve the symptoms of arthritis:

  • Limit your alcohol intake, or completely abstain from it (the frequent use of alcohol, and especially heavy drinking can lead to a sharp deterioration in the patient's condition).
  • Limit consumption of offal - liver, kidneys, hearts and other organs of animals.
  • Exclude from the diet of shellfish, or eat them in moderation.
  • Limit consumption of sea fish, such as herring, sardines, mackerel and anchovies.
  • Limit your intake of foods containing yeast (among them - pastries and beer).
  • Eat slowly, chewing food thoroughly.
  • Avoid overeating.


Omega 3

Products containing omega-3, must be included in the diet of the patient arthritis. These agents relieve the inflammation, thus facilitating the symptoms of arthritis. They act as some drugs, but do not cause side effects.

Most of omega-3 found in marine fish. If it is counter you, they may be obtained from flaxseed, rapeseed oil, walnuts, and certain foods rich in omega-3. In addition, there supplements Food additives - basic classification  Food additives - basic classification
 Which will ensure that important body material - such as fish oil capsules.

If you think that some foods cause a worsening of symptoms of arthritis, start to keep a special diary - write down to what you eat, and after this feeling. A month later, these observations can be made a conclusion about how this or that food affects your state and, accordingly, change diet.

Diet cystitis - compotes and fruit

December 16, 2010

 Cystitis Diet
 The effectiveness of diet in the treatment of cystitis is controversial, however, many patients with the help of some diet changes if you do not treat cystitis Cystitis: urgently take action  Cystitis: urgently take action
 Then, at least, facilitate its symptoms.

 Diet cystitis - compotes and fruit

Items that should be excluded from the diet while cystitis

  • Coffee. Refreshing drink can cause further irritation of the bladder, so it should refrain from long until the symptoms disappear cystitis.
  • Black and green tea. Tea contains tannic acid, irritating the bladder. Drink peppermint or chamomile tea - they have a calming effect and relieve the symptoms of cystitis Cystitis - symptoms: spasms, cramps and discomfort  Cystitis - symptoms: spasms, cramps and discomfort
  • Fizzy drinks. Citric acid, aromatic and flavoring additives, preservatives, colorants - can all exacerbate the symptoms of cystitis.
  • Chocolate. Some experts argue that chocolate can increase the pain and irritation typical of cystitis. It is not sufficient evidence, but just in case, better to give up chocolate for as long as the symptoms of cystitis will not pass. If the temptation is too great, eat a little bit of white or dark chocolate Bitter chocolate: the benefits and harms health and beauty  Bitter chocolate: the benefits and harms health and beauty
 . It is believed that the sweet milk chocolate is the most severe irritation of the bladder.

 Diet cystitis - compotes and fruit

Approved products

  • Meat. Include in the diet cystitis lean meat, but avoid hot spices and sauces. In moderate amounts of meat it strengthens the body and promotes rapid healing.
  • Vegetables. Fortunately, most vegetables are useful in cystitis. It is concentrated to give only on products of vegetables - eg, tomato sauce. In addition, asparagus causes a worsening of symptoms of cystitis in some patients (although not all).
  • Dairy. They do not irritate the bladder, so that patients cystitis can use them safely.
  • Bakery products. If possible, buy fresh bread does not contain preservatives and other additives.
  • Dessert. Vanilla ice cream, yogurt, cottage cheese with fruit and berries perfect for desserts diet cystitis.
  • Legumes - a source of vegetable protein and fiber, as well as many useful chemical compounds. They are useful both healthy people and those that suffer from various diseases.
  • Fish. Contained in fish omega-3 are essential for normal functioning of all body systems.

When symptoms of cystitis will, begin gradually introduced into the diet of "forbidden" foods.

 Diet cystitis - compotes and fruit

How to eat in acute cystitis

Bladder - is part of the urinary system, through which the body is derived from the most unwanted substances. Therefore adopted the food certainly has an effect on the mucous membrane of the urinary bladder.

In acute cystitis bladder wall is inflamed and therefore sensitive to these substances, for which it is not normally respond. Objective clinical nutrition at this stage, as best wash urinary tract (with the liquid leave infectious agents and products formed as a result of an inflammatory reaction) and prevent further irritation foodstuff.

Therefore, acute cystitis is recommended to drink plenty of liquids (up to 1, 5-2 liters of fluid per day) in the form of stewed fruit, juices, fruit drinks, mineral water, weak sweet tea, herbal infusions (kidney tea, bearberry corn stigmas). Recommended as fresh vegetables and fruits, especially melons (zucchini, watermelon, cantaloupe, a diuretic). Later attached milk and lactic acid drinks, cheese, unsalted cheese, and then - meat and fish.

In acute cystitis can not drink alcoholic beverages, fortified coffee and tea, soft drinks, hot spices, sour, salty, smoked and products prepared with preservatives and other chemicals (eg, dyes).

 Diet cystitis - compotes and fruit

Diet for chronic cystitis

In chronic cystitis in the process usually involves the entire wall of the bladder, it becomes edematous, inflamed, often appear on it ulcers. Manifestations of chronic cystitis are the same as acute cystitis.

The task of clinical nutrition in chronic cystitis - has a diuretic and antimicrobial action. The diuretic effect of providing a variety of vegetables and fruits (they should always be present in the diet of patients, especially, pumpkins, watermelons, melons, pears), and anti-microbial effect is herbal teas. Drink, as well as in the acute process, need to (1 to 5 liters per day).

From the diet the patients should be excluded (particularly during acute illness), roasted, smoked, canned food, spices, pickles, soups (meat, fish, mushroom). You should not eat a lot of fruits and vegetables, which can irritate the urinary tract. These fruits and vegetables include: garlic, onions, radishes Benefits and harms of radish: what you need to know about this vegetable  Benefits and harms of radish: what you need to know about this vegetable
 , Radish, horseradish, cauliflower, sorrel, celery, lettuce, sour fruits and berries, tomatoes.

In chronic cystitis attaches great importance to the work of the gastrointestinal tract. For example, constipation promote stagnation of feces in the intestine and the absorption of toxic substances in the blood, which in turn has an irritating effect on the mucosa of the bladder. Therefore, during remission cystitis patients are encouraged to eat more vegetables rich in roughage (cabbage, carrots, and so on), which tone the gastrointestinal tract and prevent constipation. Cereals and pasta are also a source of carbohydrates. Skins cereals contain roughage, increases the tone of the intestine and enhancing peristalsis.

 Diet cystitis - compotes and fruit

Sample menu in patients with chronic cystitis

After the last worsening for about a year, should follow the following diets:

  • Breakfast: milk porridge, pasta, vegetable purees, unsalted cheese, boiled eggs or scrambled eggs, cheese, yogurt, weak tea or juice;
  • dinner on the first: cereal or vegetable soup, borscht, beetroot, cabbage; the second: steam cutlets, boiled meat or fish croquettes; side dish - steamed vegetables, pasta, cereals; For dessert: fruit drinks, jelly, mousses, juices;
  • snack: yogurt, baked potato with butter, fruit;
  • Dinner: casserole with cheese, pancakes, macaroni and cheese, salad, bun.

Cystitis - a disease that requires careful attention to their health.

Galina Romanenko

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