7. Foods To Eat If You Have RA

According to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network, RA as it is often called is the third most common type of arthritis in the world today. Rheumatoid arthritis affects more than a million Americans and up to one percent of people around the world.

It is painful, sometimes crippling, and still all too mysterious in its underlying triggers. But researchers are slowly making progress to better understand how diet can help sufferers manage symptoms, especially the chronic pain and inflammation that characterizes RA flare-ups.

In this article, learn about foods that have been linked to reductions in pain, inflammation, and discomfort associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

1. Turmeric: the Anti-Inflammatory Spice

If you have started seeing turmeric popping up everywhere as a supplement to foods ranging from orange juice to curry paste, this is not an accident.

Turmeric is not just extremely flavorful and tasty. It also packs a powerful punch on the anti-inflammatory front.