Allowed and forbidden diet due to arthrosis of the joints and spine
Dietary diet in the case of osteoarthritis is not a universal remedy, but it can greatly alleviate the patient’s condition. It enables the organism to get the substances necessary for the regeneration of the joint tissue. Excess body weight (increased load on the joints and metabolic disorders) is of great importance in the development of osteoarthritis. However, getting rid of extra pounds should not deprive a person of useful nutrients. The diet should combine proteins, fats, carbohydrates and vitamins – everything necessary for health. Nutrition should be of good quality and balanced so that the work of other organs is not disturbed. If some products / foods are contraindicated, then the person should make an effort to get all the useful substances into the joint by taking certain medical supplements.
Allowed foods are:
- To maintain the working ability of the joints, the most useful diet is dominated by vegetables and fruits (for example, cauliflower, carrots, pumpkin, zucchini).
- Legume dishes (beans, peas, lentils) are recommended.
- Fresh pineapple juice removes inflammatory joint conditions.
- Pomegranate juice contains antioxidants and has an anti-inflammatory effect and blocks the enzyme that affects the utilization of cartilage.
- For a person with osteoarthritis are irreplaceable products with calcium (kefir, yogurt, cheese).
- Foods with a high content of vitamins from the B group (baked potatoes, wholemeal bread / pastries, eggs, nuts) are useful.
- Lean chicken, turkey and duck are best. In the case of arthrosis, fatty fish species (mackerel, salmon, trout, herring) are very useful because they are a source of unsaturated fatty acids that stop the aging of joints and prevent inflammatory conditions.
- Fir, aspic or jelly (prepared from bone broth) are effective for osteoarthritis. Soup with bones contains a large amount of collagen needed to build cartilage and bone tissue, muscles and tendons. Edible gelatin is useful. Edible gelatin contains chondroprotectors (substances that help rebuild cartilage).
Products that are not desirable due to osteoarthritis:
- People with diseased joints are restricted in the use of carbohydrates and sugars. Sweets should be replaced with fruit, honey, substitutes of natural origin (instead of sugar).
- The intake of animal fats, which are basically replaced by vegetable fats, is limited. The exception is fish because it is a source of unsaturated omega-3 fatty acids.
- In case of osteoarthritis, alcoholic and carbonated beverages, fast food, marinades, sauces, toppings and smoked products are prohibited.
- Fatty meats, sausages, various fatty and spicy sauces and toppings can cause worsening of the condition.
- The condition of the joints is adversely affected by a diet that contains various chemical additives (colors, preservatives, flavors, etc.). Artificial supplements can significantly worsen the condition due to arthrosis of metabolic origin.