Arthritis is a disease that causes inflammation of the joints. This has several causes and can occur at any age. It can significantly reduce the quality of life of people who suffer from it, causing muscular atrophy, depression due to lack of mobility and even affecting performance in social and work activities.

However, you can carry out activities and consume foods that help reduce inflammation and thus, cope with the disease in a positive way.

It is very important to perform exercises to maintain the movement of the joints and activate the energy of the body. The most recommended are bicycle, swimming, yoga and tai chi.

 

There are several foods that, due to their properties, are very useful to reduce pain, which leads to increased physical activity and therefore to improve the quality of life. Some of them are:

 

Broccoli:

It contains Calcium, antioxidants and vitamin C and B6. It helps reduce physical and mental stress, reduces pain and strengthens the immune system. When cooking it loses many of its properties so it is recommended to make it in sauce or dressing to consume it raw.

 

Chia seed:

They are the best sources of omega 3 along with açaí, pumpkin seeds, avocado and walnuts. These seeds help lubricate the joints, also reduce depression and cholesterol.

 

Avocado:

It contains folic acid fiber, vitamins C, E, A, B1, B2, B3, B6 and omega 3. It favors the correct functioning of the nervous and muscular system due to its potassium and magnesium content.

 

Green vegetables:

They usually contain zinc, vitamins A, C, E, K, B6, calcium, iron, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, copper and manganese. All these give them antioxidant properties that stimulate the elimination of free radicals that create inflammation.

 

Almonds:

They contain proteins, magnesium, zinc, iron, phosphorus, potassium and vitamins E, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9. Almond milk can serve as a substitute for dairy products that promote inflammation.

 

Cherries:

They have potassium, iron, zinc, copper, manganese, melanin and antioxidants such as glycosylated anthocyanin. It improves insomnia, irritability and also provides anti-inflammatory and anti-depressant benefits.

 

All these foods along with a good exercise routine and the MyMat can help you cope with arthritis and its consequences, thus improving your quality of life.

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