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Do most like the gluten free diet or Mediterranean diet for RA. I don't know which one is best. Thanks

  1. Hi Deb g,

    Thanks for reaching out to us in our forums. This is a great question, and while I hope others can chime in and provide their own personal experience you may find this article helpful: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/nutrition/pros-cons-gluten-free-diet-ra/ as well as this one: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/the-incredible-shrinking-wren/

    Additionally, keep in mind that different diet programs do work differently for everyone, we hope if you do try one you will come back and let us know how you make out.

    We are glad to have you here and we appreciate you being part of our community.

    Best,
    Lauren (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)

    1. Has your dietitian warned you against having Rice? Don't worry! Having Red Rice will, in fact, boost your weight loss plan. Read on to know more about red rice here https://howtocure.com/red-rice/

      1. Recommended foods are foods that contain fats or proteins.
        • The meat , including more fat: lamb chops, loin or ribs, entrecote of beef, chunks of lamb, pork, beef or veal stew (stews, blanquettes ...);
        • The birds , with their skin duck, turkey, chicken, chicken;
        • The meats : hams, sausages;
        • The fish , particularly fatty fish: herring, mackerel, sardines, salmon;
        • The eggs ;
        • The ripened cheeses ;
        • The nuts : almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios ... and other nuts , avocado and olives;
        • The seeds rich in lipids : from chia , flax , pumpkin , sesame , sunflower ...
        • Tofu and tempeh ( high-protein soy products ).
        • The fats in generous proportion.
        Butter, cream and coconut oil are recommended daily , as they are rich in " short or medium chain fatty acids" , lipids that promote the process of ketosis.
        The canola oils and nuts are recommended on them for their omega 3 essential.
        It is advisable to drink at least 1.5 to 2 liters per day , to compensate for the low water intake of food (in general, high fat foods contain little water).
        https://foodandnutritiontips.com/enhanced-keto-white/

        1. My RA was so bad I was glued to my bed. Fast forward 3 years later, most of my calories come from fruits & tender leafy greens. I usually still have cooked food but always do best when my diet is raw. Most of what I eat now is Avocado, lemon, cucumber, dates, Blueberries (yum), bananas (ripe only). Every cooked food increases my inflammation, even if it is just a little. Water fasting helped me realize at what point various items were doing so. The top triggers of severe inflammation are nightshades (tomato, potato, peppers except black pepper), potassium sorbate (preservative), quinoa and eating soy had given me temporary inflammatory bowel syndrome. My cooked food consists mainly of brown rice and I do Not eat broccoli, cauliflower, beans, nut seeds, white rice, asparagus, etc. I'm finally healthy enough to go run 😀

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