Monday, August 15, 2011

Foods to eat if you have arthritis

I read a lot of magazines.  Mostly just as a time filler, but every now and then I actually learn a little something; like this.  Here are three foods to eat that allegedly help if you have arthritis.  I read this in the September 2011 issue of Woman's Day.

Ginger, Pumpkin, and red bell pepper...... now I'm really in the mood for fall!

contains compounds that work like some anti-inflamatory meds, but beware that it can also work like a blood thinner, so if you are on one be careful.  To get more, grate the root into your stir fry dishes, or add to soups and smoothies.

certain antioxidants may help prevent arthritis, slow its progression and relieve pain by reducing inflammation. Pumpkin contains two of these.  Try to eat one can of 100% pure pumpkin puree (not pie filling) every week.  try a dollop mixed with vanilla yogurt with a dash of cinnamon to make a pudding.  You can also add a scoop to ground turkey meat sauce, taco filling or chili....allegedly it does not change the taste.  I'm looking forward to trying this in my chili this fall.  I wonder if it would work in the enchilada casserole... hmmmmmmmm.

Red bell pepper
They contain a ton of anti-inflammatory carotenoids and also 250% of your daily amount of vitamin C.  Try to eat three a week.  This should be pretty easy.  Add them to your fajitas, lasagna, spaghetti sauce, or just eat them plain with some dip.

I'm looking forward to hearing from you to see if this worked.

Until next time.... What joy, what joy, for those whose help is in the name of the Lord

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