Diet and Arthritis
A low calorie diet of 2000 calories with minimum carbohydrate is advisable. Diet should be rich in vitamin, calcium, magnesium and iron. Fresh raw vegetables in the form of salads are preferred. Vegetable juice therapy is also advisable in chronic condition. Treating arthritis through diet is an effective step, therefore it is recommended to make sure your intake on around of 2000 calories. As diet for arthritis is an important factor, so one should consult a dietician for food chart, diet therapy and food pyramid.
Diet Schedule and chart for arthritis
5:00 am to 6:00 am: Drink two glasses of water in empty stomach (Ushapanam), daily activities, prescribed Asanas, Pranayama, Meditation and exercises.
7:00 am to 8:00 am- Breakfast: Seasonal fruits – Apple, Pears, sapota, Banana, Guava and Milk + Dry grapes + Figs/sprouted green gram, wheat, Alfa-alfa, Carrot/ Spinach Soup/ Ragi porridge
9:00 am – Treatments
Enema, Mud pack to abdomen, Oil application to joints and sun bath, warm water affusion
11:00 am to 12:00pm - Lunch: Rice/ Ragi Ball/ Whole wheat / Bajra/ Ragi roti, boiled vegetable curry with less oil and spices, Green gram dhal/green leafy soup/Amla + coriander chutney.
3:00 pm to 4:00pm – Seasonal fruits to be taken as like in the morning/Carrot juice/ Herbal tea
6:00pm to 7:00pm - Whole wheat/ Ragi/ Bajra roti, boiled vegetable curry with less oil and spices, salad / Wheat dhaliya + green vegetables/green vegetable soups.
Food to avoid: Tea, Coffee, Sugar/candy, Maida products, Garam masala, Fried and Oily items, Egg, Non-veg etc.