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How do plant-based diets fight the inflammation that causes RA symptoms?

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A plant-based diet provides vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Nutrients in these foods can help ease inflammation and fight RA pain. One small study found that four 4 weeks on a low-fat vegan diet helped improve RA joint pain, stiffness, and swelling.

From: Can a Plant-based Diet Help With RA? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Frontiers in Nutrition : "Nutrition Interventions in Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Potential Use of Plant-Based Diets. A Review.”

Arthritis Foundation: "8 Food Ingredients That Can Cause Inflammation.” 

Journal of Geriatric Cardiology : “A plant-based diet for overweight and obesity prevention and treatment.”

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: “Plant-based Diets.” 

Mayo Clinic: "Chart of high-fiber foods,” "Vegetarian diet: How to get the best nutrition.” 

Harvard Medical School: "What is a plant-based diet and why should you try it?"

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 22, 2019

SOURCES:

Frontiers in Nutrition : "Nutrition Interventions in Rheumatoid Arthritis: The Potential Use of Plant-Based Diets. A Review.”

Arthritis Foundation: "8 Food Ingredients That Can Cause Inflammation.” 

Journal of Geriatric Cardiology : “A plant-based diet for overweight and obesity prevention and treatment.”

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine: “Plant-based Diets.” 

Mayo Clinic: "Chart of high-fiber foods,” "Vegetarian diet: How to get the best nutrition.” 

Harvard Medical School: "What is a plant-based diet and why should you try it?"

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on October 22, 2019

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