Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease which the immune system attacks healthy tissues and joints, resulting in chronic inflammation. It causes pain, stiffness, swelling and even lack of mobility. RA may come and go, but many find the symptoms are worse upon waking and gradually subsides as the day progresses.
Diet & Research
While there isn’t a research-based link between diet and RA, studies have shown that the inflammation in RA can be modulated by certain foods. Inflammatory foods are usually foods that have been highly processed or cooked at a high temperature. Focusing on foods that are anti-inflammatory, like fruits, vegetables, fatty fish may help support the inflammatory response.