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The Best Breakfast foods for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Eat more berries, especially blueberries

Eat more berries, especially blueberries

If you wish to reduce the inflammation in your body, you will want to choose foods that are high in antioxidants, yet low in sugars. Sugar can be a huge inflammatory food for people with RA. Fruits that are brightly colored are often antioxidants. Berries such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries are all high in antioxidants, as well as low in sugars, according to Sonya Angelone, RDN, owner of a nutritional counseling firm from the San Francisco, CA area and the spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Blueberries have been found to possibly be linked to a reduction in RA symptoms, according to one survey that was published in the February 2017 edition of the online medical journal, Arthritis Care & Research. The survey does suggest that while blueberries seem to be a healthy breakfast choice, more research is needed to prove that it does, indeed, reduce RA symptoms.