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Can These Foods Relieve Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms? New Study Says Yes

It's all about inflammation

Dr. Gupta explains how much of an impact these 33 foods can have, "regular consumption of specific dietary fibers, vegetables, fruits and spices, as well as the elimination of components that cause inflammation and damage can help patients to manage the effects of rheumatoid arthritis. Incorporating probiotics into the diet can also reduce the progression and symptoms of the disease."

Notice how no meats made the cut? Dr. Gupta explains further, "patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis should switch from omnivorous diets, drinking alcohol, and smoking to [adhering to] Mediterranean, vegan, elemental, or elimination diets, as advised by their doctor or dietician."

However, the team doesn't want people with rheumatoid arthritis to make the switch too quickly, as that could lead to separate complications and health issues. It is advised to discuss with a doctor before making any major changes to your diet, as it is a deeply personal manner and while there may be general benefits, specific circumstances must be taken into account. Dr. Gupta explains, "dietary components vary according to geography and weather conditions, so patients should be aware of their nutritional requirements, allergies, and any other food-related disease history ... We strongly suggest [that] the general public consult doctors and dieticians before following any diet program or food compounds discussed in the study."