Eating guidelines for anti-inflammatory diet/food
Some people use fish oils for their anti-inflammatory omega-3s. However, plant-derived oils have none of the fish odor that can be apparent in the perspiration of people using fish oil. They also tend to be more chemically stable, so they do not oxidize as quickly. They are also lower in saturated fats.
Several spices also show anti-inflammatory effects by blocking enzymes that would otherwise make inflammation-producing prostaglandins. These spices are ginger, clove oil, garlic, turmeric, and cumin.
Best inflammation-fighting foods
Eating at least one food from each category every week will provide the greatest amount of phytochemical, anti-inflammatory compounds.
Major inflammation trigger foods
Vitamin E relieves pain and improves mobility in patients with osteoarthritis. A typical dosage regimen is 400 IU each day, or 100 IU for people with high blood pressure.
Two common parts of the diet- animal products and alcohol- make gout more likely. The worst contributors are shellfish, sardines, anchovies, organ meats, and beer. However, high-protein diets in general tend to encourage gout.
Eat softer foods and take smaller bites to take the stress off the joint. Pain clinics sometimes use vitamin B6, which is also used in carpal tunnel syndrome, diabetic pains. The usual dose is 100-150 mg of B6 per day.
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