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Why A Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet Is Important In Relieving Joint Pain
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Is your arthritis pain getting your down? Are there days when you feel like you just want to stay in bed because your body hurts so much? Discover how a rheumatoid arthritis diet can help to relieve your discomfort so you can enjoy life to the fullest.

Obesity and a poor diet are two of the leading causes of rheumatoid arthritis. Both of these issues can be addressed by changing ones diet.

There is a misconception that rheumatoid arthritis is a condition that affects only older people. This couldn't further from the truth as rheumatoid arthritis can affect people of any age however, it is most prevalent among those ages twenty to fifty. It is more common among women than men.

Seventy percent of the North American populations is overweight and the rate of obesity has reached epidemic proportions. Those rheumatoid arthritis suffers who are overweight experience more joint discomfort than those who are not over weight because the excess weight adds more pressure to the joints, especially the weight bearing joints of the body.

Research has shown that the action of walking increases the pressure on the hips, knees and ankle joints by three to five times the person's body weight. As a result one pound of body weight can add three to five pounds of pressure to a single knee joint. This added pressure leads to the increased wear and tear on the joint.

Poor diet is the leading cause of obesity and rheumatoid arthritis. It's not hard to understand why when you look at the number of fast food restaurants and the number of aisle in a grocery store that are dedicated to processed food. These foods are high in calories with little or no nutritional value.

New research has linked high fructose corn syrup with obesity as high fructose corn syrup causes the body to store calories as fat. High fructose corn syrup is found is sodas, ketchup, pickles, in some salad dressing, in many cereals and in most processed food. Take a look at food labels and you'll be surprise at the number of products that contain high fructose corn syrup. If you want to lose weight this in an ingredient you'll want to avoid like the plague.

A rheumatoid arthritis diet should contain plenty of fresh organic fruits and vegetables and should eliminate fast foods, highly processed foods, saturated fats, MSG, sodas and foods and drinks that contain artificial sweeteners including high fructose corn syrup.

Relieve your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms naturally. Discover what foods you should and should not eat as part of a rheumatoid arthritis diet.


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"Poor diet is the leading cause of obesity and rheumatoid arthritis". Can you please document this source?

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