Nutrition and Arthritis
Healthy eating and physical activity are both important for the overall health and wellbeing of a person, especially for someone managing arthritis.
With all of the diets and recommendations out there we know it can be difficult to manage your nutrition or even know where to start. Our aim with the information in this section is to give some clarity on why good nutrition is important, how it can help you, and some information on different types of nutrition plans or ‘diets’.
The most important thing to remember is there is no one-diet-fits-all or a magic “Arthritis Diet”. Everyone’s body is different. Some of you are managing other health conditions such as diabetes or high cholesterol that need to be considered when trying new nutrition plans.
What we do know is that finding a nutrition plan that works for you can offer many benefits including helping your liver manage the medications you take for your arthritis and/or other conditions, reach and maintain a healthy weight, reduce flare-ups and pain, give you the energy to keep up with your exercise plan and even help protect your joints against further damage.
Arthritis New Zealand takes great care to ensure that the nutrition information is true, correct and as accurate as possible. However, we can not guarantee that any individual wanting to try a certain diet or food plan will heal or improve their arthritic condition. It is always important to consult your doctor or another health professional before trying a new diet or nutrition plan.
Visit our YouTube channel’s Nutrition playlist and watch some useful videos
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