10 antirheumatic foods

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Rheumatism is inflammation that can be disabling. The intake of certain foods can be of considerable help in the prevention and treatment of rheumatic diseases. Let's see what they are.


The 10 foods that help fight rheumatism

The constant consumption of certain foods can be a valuable aid for rheumatic pains. These foods are:

1. Fish: in particular the blue and fatty one, such as salmon, herring, mackerel, anchovies and sardines, rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids (omega 3), which have a strong anti-inflammatory action, as they reduce the production of substances (prostaglandins and leukotrienes) involved in the development of the infection.

2. Chilli: it is an excellent anti-inflammatory due to the presence of its active ingredient, capsicin. Thanks to its antioxidant properties it protects all the cells of the body.

3. Dried Fruit (walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds): for the content of vitamin E and flavonoids.

4. Whole grains: for the selenium content which helps to keep the tissues intact.

5. Cired chicken: rich in bioflavonoids (rutin and quercetin), it favors the elimination of uric acid.

6. carciofo: promotes the excretion of urine and uric acid, substances involved in the irritation of the joint surfaces.

7. Apple: diuretic, it allows the elimination of metabolic waste also through a regular functioning of the intestine.

8. Citrus fruits: general purifiers, they prevent the acidification of the blood which, in the immediate vicinity of the joint, is in turn the cause of the precipitate of the inflammatory process.

9. Turmeric: thanks to the presence of curcumin, it has a high antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. Curcumin, in fact, stimulates the release of adrenal corticosteroids (internal cortisone), determines the activation of cortisone receptors, enhancing their activity.

10.  Ginger: improves blood circulation and is a natural anti-inflammatory.

These foods have a powerful antioxidant action, able to counteract the aging and wear of tissues and joints. Furthermore, vitamin C, present in some of them, strengthens the capillary walls, improving blood circulation and joint trophism.


Rheumatism: knowing and recognizing them

Rheumatism is general affections of the organism of an infectious nature or drug degenerative, almost always with a chronic and progressive course, which affect the tissues of a mesenchymal nature (ligaments, tendons, joint heads, muscles), sometimes with special localizations to organs even of vital importance (heart, brain).

Rheumatism is divided into primary (caused by unknown agents) e secondary (caused by known infectious or toxic agents such as rheumatic disease and rheumatoid arthritis).

Rheumatic diseases essentially affect the joints, tendons, ligaments, bones and muscles. They are characterized by signs of inflammation, redness, warmth, swelling and pain, up to the loss of functionality between one or more connective or supporting structures of the body.

Among the symptoms most common of rheumatism are: pain of the affected part, swelling and redness, often associated with a sense of heat, a symptom of internal inflammation of the joint, stiffness especially in the morning (typical of osteoarthritis and arthritis), difficulty in making simple gestures. The main cause of rheumatism is inflammation.

Some consider i rheumatism a hereditary disease, but this thought is still much debated today. There are however a number of risk factors which include: the Sedentary life, being in overweight, incorrect posture and metabolic alterations.


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