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Foods that Trigger Rheumatoid Arthritis Flare-Ups

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic disease in which the lining of the joints becomes inflamed to such an extent that pain and inability to function are the result. Because the cells of the immune system play an important role in this chronic inflammatory process, Rheumatoid Arthritis is typically classified as an autoimmune disease.

The disease begins in cycles as symptoms first come and go, but eventually they become constant. Over time, the joints may become deformed and unable to move. In addition to causing a great deal of pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis also causes significant disability and interferes with normal living.

The good news is that dietary changes can help reduce the pain and may prevent much of the disability associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis. Some of your favorite foods, like steak and cookies may be Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) flare-ups. These sometimes debilitating aches and pains can be a reaction from the foods you are consuming. Though ever individual reacts to foods differently, and may be at a different stage of Rheumatoid Arthritis, there are general rules to follow as far as preventing flare-ups and food. Antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables, high-fiber grains and healthy fats, for example, are an across-the-board healthy suggestion for all people suffering from RA and can help reduce RA aches – in a matter of days! The key is to follow an anti-inflammatory diet (listed below), which helps most people avoid RA flares.

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