What Foods Are Good For Arthritis

80% alkaline-forming, and as much raw as possible. All fruit and vegetables fit this cat-egory except plums, cranberries, asparagus, peas, broad beans, Brussels sprouts and can-ned or sulphured fruits.

Other alkaline-forming foods are millet, buckwheat, yoghurt, whey, fresh coconut, soya products and egg-white.

Grains – millet, rice, spelt, quinoa and corn are the best. Use oatmeal and rye in moderation. Wheat causes major problems for many arthritics, so a slice of bread is to be reserved for treats unless it really does not increase stiffness.

Bananas, pineapples, apples and grapes.

Fruits and vegetables of special value are: all the berry fruits, blueberries, blackberries, cherries and hawthorn berries. These are flavonoid fruits which are powerful antioxidants to joints.

Carrots, cel beetroot, parsley, cress, alfalfa, asparagus, yams, garlic, endive, mushrooms, avocado.

Spirulina and wheatgrass, as a potent source of vitamins, minerals, protein and plant pigments. .

Sprouted grains, seeds and nuts.

Nuts and seeds (raw and fresh), especially sunflower, sesame, walnuts, pumpkin seeds, almonds and flaxseeds for the essential polyunsaturated oils.

Oily fish, twice weekly if desired mackerel, herring, sardines, fresh salmon or trout. Some of this may be canned, but remove all surrounding oil.

Dressings: use only extra-virgin olive oil or guaranteed cold-pressed polyunsaturated oils.

Kelp and seaweeds, for rich sources of minerals.

• Goats’ milk or soya milk, eggs and cottage cheese (home-made) in moderation – twice weekly each.

• Cook with turmeric and ginger as often as possible.

• Herbal teas, freshly-pressed juices, mineral water, vegetable broth, rooibosch tea grain coffee and naturally-brewed miso. Add powdered barley greens to juice daily.