Help Ease the Pain and Inflammation of Arthritis with the MyFoodMyHealth Meal Planner and Diet for Arthritis
What to Expect
Congratulations! You're taking the first step on a new and exciting journey that uses food and diet to help address your health conditions. That means you'll be making some positive, but necessary changes to how and what you eat to improve your health. In your meal planner you'll no doubt see recipes and ingredients that may seem unfamiliar and new. That is the point and intentional. If you have serious health conditions, it is very likely that you should not keep doing - or eating - everything you did in the past in the same way. You will need to expand your culinary palette and learn to embrace the changes as you journey to better health.
Get nutritional support for arthritis by following the MyFoodMyHealth diet for arthritis. Sign up for MyFoodMyHealth and for as little as $7.50 per month, you'll get:
- Unlimited access to 100's of delicious, chef-created recipes - most you can prepare in less than 30 minutes
- Personalized weekly meal planner tailored for arthritis, plus other health conditions, allergies, and food dislikes
- All recipes include a nutritional value table
- You can substitute and add additional recipes, such as side dishes, desserts and snacks
- Time-saving weekly shopping lists, pantry basics, and online shopping resources
- Expert information on food and nutrition for arthritis and other health conditions and allergies
- Exclusive online access to cooking, nutrition and health tips, videos, articles, and more...
Get Dietary Support for Arthritis with the Delicious MyFoodMyHealth Arthritis Diet
For less than the cost of one cookbook you'll gain immediate access to our meal planner, arthritis diet recipes, shopping lists, and more... Sign up today for a subscription to MyFoodMyHealth or view a Free Demo of the MyFoodMyHealth meal planner today.
The Easy Way to Follow a Diet for Arthritis
We know your life is busy. Our convenient, online meal planner makes it fast and easy for you to prepare healthy meals for arthritis. It's filled with nutritious recipes so delicious and satisfying even the pickiest eaters will enjoy following a diet for arthritis.
You can even add other health conditions and food allergies so you can prepare delicious food that meets the dietary needs of your whole family.
Easily Support Multiple Health Conditions & Food Allergies with MyFoodMyHealth Meal Planner
Are you cooking for yourself and have multiple health conditions or food allergies? Or do you have a daughter with asthma, a spouse with diabetes and a son who hates broccoli and has a peanut allergy? No worries. Unlike other systems, MyFoodMyHealth takes everyone into account, whether you're cooking for one, two, or the whole family.
To start cooking delicious meals that meet everyone's health needs, simply set up your profile to include the health conditions, food allergies or food dislikes for you and your family members. The Meal Planner automatically generates meal plans and recipes that meet everyone's health needs. It's that easy!
What to Expect in Your MyFoodMyHealth Meal Planner for Arthritis
A diet with foods rich in calcium, omega-3 fatty acids, polyphenols, and vitamins C and E may help prevent the onset of arthritis and reduce inflammation. In addition to following a healthy diet for arthritis, it is also vitally important to maintain a normal weight. This will limit stress on your bones.
Note: We follow the general guidelines and do not assume more exclusions than listed. If you need more specific food removals based on professional recommendation for your condition, or the severity of your condition, you are able to add more specific removals on your "My Profile" page.
Foods Especially Included in the MyFoodMyHealth Diet for Arthritis
Foods Especially Excluded or Limited in the MyFoodMyHealth Diet for Arthritis
- Tropical fruit
Delicious Foods to Eat if You Have Arthritis
While your meal planner will exclude the ingredients listed above, below are some additional notes about what to consider when eating for arthritis. These are important to note when you are snacking or making your own recipes.
Flavorful Herbs to Eat if You Have Arthritis
Delicious Foods to Eat if You Have Arthritis
With a diet for arthritis you can enjoy the fruits of the season and the bounties of the sea, as well as a variety of other tantalizing whole foods. They all can make a difference in the management of arthritis and your overall quality of life.
Calcium (Helps prevent the onset of arthritis)
- Beans, dried
- Bok Choy
- Cheese, fresh
Omega 3 fatty acids (Reduces inflammation)
- Flaxseed, Oil
Vitamin C (Keeps collagen, ligaments and tendons strong)
- Cabbage, red
- Peppers, bell, red
- Tangerines & other mandarins
Polyphenols (Strong antioxidant properties)
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Green Tea
FREE Sample Recipe for Arthritis
Armenian Red Lentil Soup by Jennifer Abadi
General Information on Arthritis
What is Arthritis?
Osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease, is the most common form of arthritis. With osteoarthritis, the joint cartilage gradually deteriorates and bones become exposed and rub together, sometimes creating growths called spurs. When the joint moves, spurs grind against each other, causing pain and joint instability. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint. However, it is most common in the fingers, knees, ankles, feet, hips, neck, and spine.
Osteoarthritis is mild at first. Stiffness and pain may occur in the morning or after exercise, but usually dissipate after rest. In some cases the condition worsens and can be severely debilitating. After years of wear and tear, the affected joints can become deformed or misshapen. The body cannot rebuild cartilage. Injury or overuse of a joint can accelerate the development of osteoarthritis.
Other Types of Arthritis
Psoriatic Arthritis has general arthritic symptoms which occur in conjunction with redness and itching over the affected area. Silver or gray scaly spots may also appear on the scalp, elbows, knees, or the lower spine. Inflammation as well as swelling in small joints may also occur with psoriatic arthritis. Fingernails and toenails have been known to fall off.
Rheumatoid Arthritis is different from psoriatic and osteoarthritis because of the symmetry of condition. It usually affects both sides of the body when it occurs (such as hands, wrists or knees). Rheumatoid arthritis can be diagnosed based on the location and symmetry of affected areas. Other symptoms and signs are more or less the same as osteoarthritis. It can be diagnosed through a blood test.
Risk Factors and Causes of Arthritis
- Age increases the risk
- Female gender
Symptoms of Arthritis
- Stiffness, pain, swelling in joints-especially in the morning or after exercise
- Movement makes the pain worse, rest relieves the pain
- Limited movement and loss of flexibility in affected joints
- Growths on affected joints
- Audible crackling sounds when an affected joint moves
- Warm, red, or swollen joints
- Discomfort exacerbated by a change in the weather