The benefits of an anti-inflammatory diet
When we think of eating a proper diet, we think about fueling our body with foods high in vitamins and nutrients. We might find ourselves straying from processed foods and leaning more towards whole foods, including white meat, fish, and fresh fruits and vegetables. But did you know that there is also a way to reduce inflammation with the foods we eat?
Peter Lloyd is a board-certified rheumatologist located in the Encinitas, California area. He is the owner of Seaside Rheumatology and Wellness Center and works with patients to help them in learning more about the foods that prevent inflammation. An anti-inflammatory diet can be beneficial to patients who have been diagnosed with arthritis and want to take extra steps to reduce pain and complications associated with their conditions.
What type of foods should a patient consider if they seek foods that prevent inflammation?
As with any new diet, it is a good idea to talk with your doctor first to determine if your nutritional needs can be safely changed. Dr. Peter Lloyd then works with patients to help them find the foods that will benefit them the most, specifically those that control inflammation which can be the primary cause of rheumatoid arthritis. Foods that best fit under this category are often associated with the Mediterranean diet.
What foods are in the Mediterranean diet?
- Fruits (cherries, strawberries)
- Vegetables (green, leafy varieties including kale and spinach)
- Whole grains (brown rice, quinoa, whole-wheat pasta, and bread)
- Olive oil (specifically extra virgin olive oil)
- Oily fish/fish oils (salmon, cod, trout, herring)
Find out more about the benefits of an anti-inflammatory diet for those with arthritis
You are what you eat, and your diet can also directly impact some of your medical and health conditions. Patients of the Encinitas, California area who are interested in learning more about changing their diet and nutrition to meet their needs, call 760-509-2429 to request an appointment at 477 N El Camino Real, Suite #D304. Dr. Peter Lloyd is a board-certified rheumatologist open to new and returning patients seeking quality diagnosis and treatment of various bone conditions.