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जोड़ो के दर्द से पीडितों के लिए स्वास्थ अहार : - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Arthritis Diet recipes in Hindi)
સંધિવા ડાયેટ રેસિપિ - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Arthritis Diet recipes in Gujarati)


Arthritis is a disease in which the joints of the body have pain, inflammation and stiffness.

The two types of arthritis are:
Osteoarthritis: This is developed due to wear and tear or overuse of joints usually due to age or obesity. The small and large joints are affected symmetrically like both hands, feet, wrists or elbows. There is pain but not much swelling in the joints.
Rheumatoid Arthritis: This is an auto immune disease in which the body’s own immune system attacks the joints of the body. The weight bearing joints like the hip, knee or the spine as well neck, small finger joint, thumb and toe are affected. It usually begins on one side of the body and gradually affects the other side and is accompanied with swelling in these joints.

In either case the dietary focus is to concentrate on foods that reduce inflammation and relives pain. Here are a few anti-inflammatory foods which you must befriend to control pain and swelling.
• Rely on High in Omega 3 Fatty Acids : Omega-3 fatty acids found in Walnuts, Chia Seeds and Flax Seeds are great sources of omega-3 fatty acids which help reduce the inflammation to a great extent. You can name them super foods.
How much to eat: 2 to 3 tablespoons of seeds and 4 to 5 walnuts daily.

• Befriend antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables: Lutein, vitamin A and sulfurophane in Broccoli, bromelain in Pineapple, papain in Papaya, Vitamin C in Capsicum and fruits like Oranges, Grapefruit. Strawberry etc., Vitamin A and Vitamin E in Spinach (Palak), quercetin in Kale and anthocyanins in Cherries are all the fruits and veggies that benefits to ease the arthritic pain. Bear in mind that the deeper the colour of fruits and vegetables, the higher amount of Antioxidant it carries.
How much to eat: At least 2 to 3 serving of fruits and 4 to 5 servings of vegetables.

• Go grains : Eating a lot of whole grains than refined foods will toss in High Fiber to your diet and help maintain weight. Remember that obesity is one the causes for osteoarthritis. Include Oats, Buckwheat, Barley, Jowar, Bajra and Quinoa in your diet.
How much to eat: Aim for 3 to 4 servings daily.

• Reach out only for healthy Fats: Firstly chalk out the fried foods completely. Amongst the fats, opt for olive oil or safflower oil as much as possible. These are also high in omega-3 fatty acids and are known to protect the heart.
How much to eat: Not more than 3 to 4 teaspoons a day.

• Befriend Sulphur rich foods : Sulphur rich foods like Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts and Cauliflower are full of sulfurophane compounds which help to reduce inflammation of joints.
How much to eat : Have at least one of these cruciferous veggie daily in the form you enjoy.

• Boost your intake of beans: Whole beans like Rajma and chick peas (kabuli chana) are a good source of fiber and other nutrients like Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Potassium, folic acid which together work to boost immune system.
How much to eat: 2 to 3 times a week.

• Shop for healthy spices: Do not forget to add spices like turmeric powder and garlic to your cart. These are one of the highest inflammatory fighters.
How much to eat: Fell free to add as much as you can handle.

While these foods will help you ward off arthritic pain, a few ingredients need to be booted from your pantry to avoid painful attacks. These are:

11 Foods to avoid during Arthritic Pain
1. Sugar
2. Excess salt
3. Alcohol
4. Tea, instead prefer green tea which abounds in polyphenols
5. Coffee
6. Canned foods
7. Preservatives
8. Refined foods like burgers, pasta and pizza
9. Fried foods
10. Ready-to-eat foods
11. Tabaco

Abiding by this balanced diet and following the exercise regime prescribed by your doctor is a sure shot way to relive pain. Take a look at our recipe section here…


Bajra, Whole Moong and Green Pea Khichdi recipe
You must have heard of Bajra Khichdi, a famous Rajasthani delicacy. While that is a wholesome dish, here is something even more nourishing, fortified with more healthy stuff like whole moong, green peas and tomatoes. These not only add more crunch and tang to the khichdi, but also add more fibre, ir ....
Quinoa Veg Upma, Vegan Breakfast recipe
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Bharwa Lauki recipe
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Methi Pitla ( Healthy Subzi) recipe
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Bajra and Cauliflower Roti recipe
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Jowar Bajra Garlic Roti recipe
These taste really good when served piping hot with ghee. . . The tinge of garlic gives a nice twist to these bland rotis. . . Very easy to make and definitely worth a try!
Broccoli and Bajra Snack recipe
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Masoor, Beets, Zucchini , Peppers Lunch Salad,  Healthy Veg One Dish Meal recipe
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Palak Matar Paneer Sabzi recipe
This quick and easy, no-fuss dish brings together three of your favourite ingredients – spinach, cottage cheese and green peas. A tempering of everyday ingredients and a dash of common spice powders gives the trio a fantastic taste, which combines beautifully with Indian breads of all kinds, be it < ....
Garlicky Oats and Vegetable Soup recipe
This sumptuous mixed vegetable soup has sharp accents of onion and garlic, which make it quite an exciting start to the meal. In one smart turn, this soup is thickened with rolled oats rather than starchy options like corn flour or plain flour. This not only makes the soup healthy and fibre-ri ....
Cabbage Pancakes, Mini Cabbage Pancakes, Quick Pancakes recipe
An enhanced version of chila, cabbage mini pancake is delicious and wholesome. What is more, it can also be prepared in a jiffy, making it a great start to a busy day. Serve hot and fresh with chutney or ketchup.
Masala Karela recipe
You will be amazed by how effectively grated cauliflower masks the bitterness of karela, making it a delicacy that even kids would not mind eating. Perked up with onion, coriander and spice powders, Masala Karela is a treat to the taste buds, and a wonder food for your body too, as karela contains a ....
Grilled Mushrooms in Garlic and Dill recipe
This mouth-watering starter is made by grilling succulent mushrooms coated with butter, garlic and dill. As the mushrooms cook, a very appetizing aroma arises from the grill pan – it’s buttery, garlicky and herby – so tempting that you cannot wait to taste it! Grilled Mushrooms in Garlic and ....
Mini Bajra Onion Uttapa recipe
Uttapa with rice is tasty but common! When you feel like cooking something exotic, try this whole grain uttapa made with bajra and of course some rice and urad dal too. You will thoroughly enjoy the unique flavour and crisp texture of the Mini Bajra Onion Uttapa, while also benefiting from the iron ....
Spinach and Paneer Salad ( Healthy Soups and Salads Recipe) recipe
Generously loaded with vitamin B2 (Riboflavin), Spinach and Paneer Salad is a great everyday as well as party fare. Just ensure to use fresh low-fat paneer to enjoy its true flavours.
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