Watch what you eat! Yes, a clichéd refrain, but our diet choices do play a very important role in preserving or destroying our health.
Recent evaluation by researchers throws light on the link between diet and the development of osteoarthritis.
According to emedicinehelath.com diet may trigger the development of osteoarthritis in the following ways:
- Aim to lose weight, incase you happen to be overweight, for obesity increases the risk of osteoarthritis.
- Not just reduce the risk of developing osteoarthritis, losing weight will also help those already afflicted with osteoarthritis to improve their ability to rehabilitate after joint surgery as well as decrease their risk of surgical complications.
- Include citrus fruits like oranges and lemons in your diet. Citrus fruits are a rich source of Vitamin C. Apart from protecting one from common cold; Vitamin C plays an important role in the development of normal cartilage. So a deficiency of Vitamin C may lead to the development of weak cartilage. Don’t particularly like citrus fruits? Then post a consultation with the doctor, take Vitamin C supplements.
- Lack of exercise can trigger osteoarthritis. Calcium absorption is better when there is at least some low intensity exercise indulged in. A simple walk around the neighborhood everyday is a great way to include exercise in your daily regime. Milk, cheese, dairy products are rich sources of calcium.
- Last but not the least, try and refrain from any extreme diet fads. These diet fads are the fastest way to deplete your body of essential minerals and nutrients, and put one at harmful health risks, such as osteoarthritis.
A well balanced diet really is the key to a great figure and a healthy one too! So, if you want to continue walking about freely sans any pain (osteoarthritis can be very painful), do take some effort to look into your diet.
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