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Foods that Help

Foods that Help

Did anyone see The Great British Food Revival last week?

It was really interesting. I do believe food plays an important part in our fight against inflammation.

There was a section in the program on cabbage and on a visit to Lincoln University the lecturer went through some of the benefits of this humble vegetable.

I didn’t know that there is as much vitamin C in a cabbage as there is in an orange!

There is vitamin A as well – the darker green the leaf, the more vitamin A.

But my ears really picked up when they said it is also a natural anti-inflammatory.

It helps to lower cholersterol and has been found to protect against certain types of cancer as well.

It’s still available on the BBC iplayer if you would like to watch it

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Yes cabbages are really good for us, i have spring cabbage planted on my allotment, really looking forward to eating those next year!

Pineapples are also a good anti inflammatory for us.


Lucky you to have an allotment!

I had to buy mine today at Sainsburys - bought a sweetheart!


Didn't see it must look it up. Thanks Lizzie


Just click on the blue link I left at the bottom of the blog. It will take you straight there!



I have done a lot of research on foods to help us.....try these

sweet potato



gogi berries



shitakii mushrooms

and green tea

have fun and eat well!!!



and pomegranite juice which has lots of folic acidin it as well... P


Beware the Nightshades, potatoes tomatoes peppers etc, are supposed to upset R/A sufferers, I would have thought ALL fruit & veg should be Good for us , maybe a good Nutritionist could give us Can & can-nots on what to eat to feel & stay better. Ive yet to find a really definitive list of good or bad foods , other than the obvious avoid deep fried stuff, dairy products,soy etc,.


I have had RA for 30 years, but when I was breastfeeding my daughter fifteen years ago, my midwife told me to put cabbage in my bra!! to reduce swelling and inflammation, it certainly worked and have used it since on hot swollen joints.


Wow! Fabulous!


The Anti-inflammatory veggies and fruits are being touted by the Arthritis Foundation, along with foods high in Omega 3's, such as Tuna, Salmon, sardines, etc., and nuts, as peanuts, pecans and walnuts.

The anti-inflammatory veg's and fruits are actually all of the highly concentrated colors. Dark green leafy vegs, like spinach, kale, chard, even brocolli. The dark orange ones like sweet potatoes, Butternut or Acorn squash, any of the berry fruits are very concentrated anti-inflammatory properties, also citrus fruits, cranberries, Pomegranite, grapes..

Then there are the whole grains, wheat, rye, oats, flax seed, etc. Multi-grain breads does not necessarily mean they are whole grain. Though multi grains are better than white bread.

So , we're all running out to the grocery store and marketplaces to stock up. Right? :)

The dietician from our local hospital just recently presented all this info to my Arthritis/Fibromyalgia Education and Support Group. Loret


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