The publication devoted to people with arthritis and those who want
to learn more about it is: Arthritis Self-Management, which has a both a paper
and online version. The online version is celebrating National Nutrition
Month with several articles about important things to follow in daily diets.
The articles featured are about fatty acids, calorie counting and using
bulger,( a grain) in cooking.
While counting calories is never popular, it is a necessity for those
faced with arthritis, to keep weight at recommended levels.
people are overweight seem to develop arthritis sooner
and also experience more pain. To nutritionists, calories are
a unit of energy used to "fuel" the functions of all of the systems of the body.
When excess calories are taken in (consumed) than are needed,
they are converted to fat. So decreasing calories and/or
exercise are the ways to burn calories and lose weight (fat).
Counting calories could be stretching three meals into two meals,
or eating less, in three or four small meals.
In the online article Fatty Acids: Finding a Better Balance , by
by Bonnie Bruce DrPH, MPH, RD, it is explained that longevity
and good health seem to be tied to: reducing sugary, salty, and
high-fat processed foods. The anti-inflammatory diet is
recommended for arthrits suffers and the general public also.
this diet emphasizes Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acid.
However, don't follow this type o fspecific diet, UNLESS you
understand the concepts and how to follow it correctly.
The third idea highlighted in the online March edition of
Arthritis Self-Management is, eating bulgur, a high fiber low fat grain.
Bulgur is used in recipes with tabouli. recipes are given under
Featured Recipe. Find these articles at- http://www.arthritisselfmanagement.com
whichever way worksbest.