Research done by a group of experts shows that a high fibre diet of bread and beans can successfully tackle gout, an inflammatory arthritis, disease with sudden onset of acute pain, redness and swelling in peripheral joints, most commonly in the big toe.
This awesome fact was revealed this week. A diet high in fibre, such as beans, wholemeal bread, rice and potatoes, can also cut arthritis pain. The team of researchers who found this out are from the University of Minas Gerais in Brazil. These diets high in fibre trigger micro-organisms in the gut to produce fatty acids, which cut inflammation linked to gout and arthritis which in turn helps in severely reducing pain.
Gout is a common cause of inflammatory joint disease in men over 40 years old. It is an inflammatory arthritis triggered by a crystallised uric acid within the joints that causes severe pain and swelling. The condition is often mistakenly believed to be caused by drinking too much red wine, with older, over-weight men most at risk.
While treatments are available, gout patients are often hit by recurring gout attacks, prompting patients and doctors to investigate other preventive options. The findings shows that a common high-fibre diet like bread and beans, likely inhibits gout-related and have important implications for the treatment of gout, and possibly for the treatment of arthritis.
When joints stiffen and swell, the pain can make everything completely and utterly miserable. If you don’t know the feeling, chances are you know someone who does.
While there’s no way to make sure your painful joints disappear forever, research shows that certain foods most especially anti-inflammatory foods like olive oil, nuts, and fish can help. And others can hurt. However, some foods should be avoided to reduce the risk of developing pains in the joint.
The foods to be avoided are;
Although tomatoes are typically thought to be anti-inflammatory, those who suffer from gout have long thought the red fruit actually triggers joint pain. Eating a lot of tomatoes increases the levels of uric acid found in their blood. High uric acid is the major underlying cause of gout. Cut back on your tomato intake and make sure to regularly take a uric acid–reducing drug.
Corn and Soybean
They both contain omega-6 fatty acids and it could be really bad for your joints. Consuming too much if it could also cause health issues like asthma, cardiovascular disease, and inflammation. Omega-6 fatty acids are also found in fried foods, margarine, egg yolks, and meats. So be cautious when consuming any of these.
In addition to putting you at risk for diabetes and heart disease, sugar consumption can trigger the release of inflammatory “messengers” called cytokines. Even the so called diet soft drinks has its downsides. According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
When researchers analyzed data from two large studies spanning 30 years, they found a link between soda consumption and arthritis risk. Women who drank one soda or more daily had a 63% greater risk of arthritis than those who didn’t drink it at all. A good option is to take natural fruit juices or water. They’re a better option when it comes to your health.