Following is a list of healing foods and foods to avoid if you suffer with Arthritis or Rheumatism.
Asparagus - helps disolve oxalic acid crystals in the kidneys and mascular system , thus is good for the pain.
Celery and Cucumber - reduces acidity, which is beneficial.
Cherries - Are valuable for Rheumatism.
Dandelion leaves - Excellent for both.
Figs - Are alkaline-forming and so are beneficial.
Ginger root - Inhibits the formation of inflammatory prostaglandins.
Grapes - Reduce the inflamation.
Honeydew Melon - Reduces rheumatic conditions.
Lemon Juice - Is a powerful solvent in cases, thus reducing acid deposits in the joints.
Lettuce and Parsley - Reduces acidity and so is helpful.
Pineapple - Has an anti-inflamatory property, which is useful.
Spinach - Reduces arthritic pain.
Strawberries - Helpful for Rhematism.
Watercress - Reduces arthritic symptoms.
Garlic - Allicin, a substance in garlic, helps to wash away the sand-like waste in the joints.
Sardines / Salmon - rheumatoid arthritis seem to benefit from an increased intake of omega-3 fats, found in oily fish. It decreases the production of chemicals, that spread inflammation, plus they inhibit enzymes that trigger it. Fatty fish also contain vitamin D, which helps prevent swelling and soreness.
Linseeds, Canola or Walnuts - reduce the inflammation.
Olive oil - Contains oleocanthal, which blocks enzymes involved in inflammation.
Vitamin C - Protects collagen, a major component of cartilage.
Onions and leeks - contain quercetin, an antioxidant that may inhibit inflammatory chemicals.
Green Tea - Studies show that certain antioxidant compounds in the brew lessen the incidence and severity of arthritis.
Brazil nuts - Contain huge amounts of selenium. Low selenium may also be linked to rheumatoid arthritis.
Useful Supplements for arthritis are Zinc, Selenium, Glucosamine, Magnesium, Calcium Hydroxyapatite, Vitamin D, Copper, Silica, Horsetail, Manganese.
Foods to Avoid
Rhubarb - Contains high levels of oxalic acid which arthritis suffers need to avoid.
Sunflower, safflower, corn and soybean oils - They're high in omega-6 fatty acids, which increase inflammation. Watch out: These oils are prevalent in U.S.-made baked goods and snacks.
Sugar - Some studies suggest that sugar may increase inflammation.
Dairy products - As they are animal protein.
Refined Flour - Increase muscle and connective tissue inflammation, and may worsen the symptoms of arthritis.
Hot peppers, sweet bell peppers, eggplants, potatoes and tomatoes - Contain solanine, which may aggravate arthritis symptoms, according to Balch. Solanine may increase muscle and tissue inflammation, and may interfere with enzymes in your muscles that aid in healing and maintain elasticity.
Fatty Meats - These meats are high in saturated fats, which may contribute to joint inflammation.
I hope this information is helpful for your journey to total health. Try to increase in the ENJOY foods and decrease in the AVOID food lists and watch your health improve.