Nutrition in diseases of bones and joints

Just a few of the rules of healthy nutrition in diseases of bones and joints not only make it easier overall, but also accelerate the recovery of patients.

During an exacerbation of diseases of bones and joints is recommended to adhere to certain nutritional guidelines.

In particular, the following adjustments are recommended in the diet.

  • Reduce the amount of salt, eliminate spicy and acidic foods, pickles (to reduce swelling and pain in inflamed joints).
  • Exclude vegetable species Solanaceae (eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes), sorrel, rhubarb, rice, white bread, mushrooms.
  • Eliminate or greatly reduce the amount of meat in the diet foods, dairy products, eggs, butter, mayonnaise, margarine, replacing them with fish oil-rich and oil (corn, soybean, linseed, rapeseed).
  • Eat fish oil and 1 tablespoon 2 times a day or 3-5 gelatin capsules 2-3 times a day.Contained in fish oil polyunsaturated fatty acid omega-3 have a high antioxidant activity, accelerate tissue regeneration, have anti-sclerotic e
    ffect, strengthens the vascular wall.Similarly, the action has linseed and sesame oil (it is sold in pharmacies and health food stores).
  • recommended eating large quantities of fruits and vegetables as well as fresh juices as they contain vitamins and fiber help to strengthen the vascular wall and the removal of toxins;well affect the status of all body tissues and blood vessels: the garlic, the juice of celery and carrots, green peas.
  • Exclude from the diet of canned food (except canned green peas, beans, olives, olive oil or own juice, soy sauce).
  • Eliminate or significantly reduce the consumption of alcoholic beverages.This is especially recommended for gouty arthritis, as alcohol slows down the excretion of uric acid from the body that can trigger gout attacks.
  • should not starve, since in this case more power is disrupted cartilage in joints and increases the concentration of blood products in inflammation, which reinforces the clinical manifestations of arthritis (especially gouty).

features a combination of meals and medicines

not less than 30-40 minutes before medication is recommended to take small amounts of food, which prevents a direct irritant effect of these drugs on the gastric mucosa.

Medication during the exacerbation of osteochondrosis, arthrosis, arthritis and other diseases can disrupt normal intestinal microflora and reduce the level of production of digestive juices.Therefore, during a meal is recommended to take digestive enzymes and milk products (yogurt, fermented baked milk, yogurt, bioyoghurt etc.), prevents the development of dysbiosis.Pre advisable to consult with your doctor.

Effect of food on condition of immunity in diseases of bones and joints

Some types of arthritis occur against the background of the altered immune and allergic status of the organism.Therefore, in the period of exacerbation need to limit the intake of animal protein (meat, sausages, eggs, milk, fish), citrus fruits, nuts, chocolate and other potential food allergens.They are best replaced with a hypoallergenic fresh fruits and vegetables, contain large amounts of fiber, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and flavonoids that have powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer effect.They help eliminate toxins, oxidized products of metabolism, free radicals and other substances formed during inflammation.

Features Power overweight patients with diseases of bones and joints

All nutritionists recognize the great benefit of fasting days, which are necessary not only for the rest of the digestive system and additional purification of the body, but also to combat overweight.After all, a large load on the hip, knee and ankle joints accelerates their aging, leading to thinning and extra articular cartilage trauma, fragmentation and the formation of bony outgrowths - osteophytes along the edges of the articular surfaces.

is recommended these days 1-2 times a week.Well, if it's a particular fixed day (not weekends), as the body for 1-2 months getting used to such a regime in the future is learning to effectively use such days for self-healing.

It can be a mono-diet days


for portions of the discharge period is eaten any one product.For example, it may be apple day (1-1.5 kg of apples) Kefir day (2 liters kefir), etc.

There may be days with the combined diet, including a small amount of low-fat and low-calorie food of several products.For example, kefir, cottage cheese a day (300-500 g of fat-free yogurt, and 0.5 liters of yogurt), meat a day (200 grams of lean meat - chicken or beef - and 1 liter of freshly squeezed juice), fish and vegetables a day (300 grams of boiled fish, cookedwithout salt, garnished with fresh herbs and vegetables), etc.

brief farewell

any questions, regime change, medication, occurrence of reactions after taking some kind of medication, type of treatment, etc.It is sure to consult with your doctor.

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