Special Info - Osteoarthritis Dietary requirements

Orthopedic surgeons and scientists agree that diet has a significant impact on the health of joints.

 

Foods that you should eat

Foods that contain a lot of vitamins such as vitamin C and vitamin E are important for a functioning immune system, the capture of free radicals, and the formation of new collagen tissue

Important vitamins and trace elements that are involved in the metabolism of your joints and bones are:

  • amino sugars (glucosamine and chondroitin contain many amino sugars)
  • sulfur-containing amino acids such as L-methionine (SAMe) or L-cysteine are involved in the formation of cartilage
  • Vitamin C is important for the immune system and for the defence of inflammation. In addition, vitamin C is important for collagen synthesis
  • Vitamin E is the most important fat-soluble antioxidant
  • Selenium and manganese are involved in the formation of cartilage tissue.

Tips:

  1. Eat plenty of fresh and raw vegetables and fruit!
  2. Drink milk, because milk contains calcium for your bone structure and is a good source of sulfur.

 

Foods that you should avoid

A high proportion of fatty meats means that you supply your body with excessive arachidonic acid. Arachidonic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid that promotes inflammatory processes such as arthritis. Thus, inflammatory responses are enhanced or created.