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12 Best Healthy Snacks That Help Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common types of arthritis to affect women. It can occur in all stages of life, especially in the later years. Scientists are still trying to understand the reasons behind the ailment, along with ways to cure it.

Trying to prevent rheumatoid arthritis isn’t always easy. In fact, there is very little that you can do to stop it from happening completely. You can, however, take steps to slow down the progression and avoid it from taking over your life.

The diet is one of the most common ways to help prevent rheumatoid arthritis from becoming a major issue in life. It’s food, after all, that can lead to inflammation within the body. This causes inflammation in the joints, leading to pain and stiffness within them.

So, here’s a look at 12 of the best snacks to eat. They will help to prevent arthritis from occurring and getting worse over time.

Opt for Oily Fish for a Small and Filling Snack

When we think about snacks, we often reach for small bars of chocolate or pieces of fruit. While some snacks are powerful, it’s time to reach for more protein. This is especially the case when it comes to oily fish. Opt for some tuna, salmon, or even mackerel for your next healthy snack.

The fishes are full of omega 3 fatty acids. These fatty acids have anti-inflammatory properties, which help to keep your body’s natural immune system response to a minimum. While inflammation is part of the healing process, it occurs when it shouldn’t. It is especially problematic in the gut, but it can also lead to problems within the joints.

Fish is also good for brain health, making it one of those snacks that you want to eat before an exam.

 

JenReviews, excerpt posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, June 25, 2017

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