Here's how caffeine, sugar, and alcohol impact your arthritis

Dr. Umbreen Hasan, Allina Health rheumatologist.

[Martha Stewart, January 13, 2020] Arthritis can be a debilitating disease, and it affects a whopping 53 millions Americans—that's 23 percent of all adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While there is no one single cure for arthritis, many patients notice a direct correlation between the food they eat and the way their joints feel.

While there is no particular diet for inflammatory arthritis, which comprises rheumatoid and psoriatic arthritis, Umbreen Hasan, M.D., a rheumatologist with Allina Health in Minneapolis, Minnesota, recommends maintaining as healthy a lifestyle as possible. "Aim to eat a diet with plenty of grain products, fruits, and vegetables and balance those with physical activity to maintain or improve your weight," she says. "'All things in moderation' is truly the key to a happy and sustainable life with arthritis."

Posted on January 13, 2020 in Allina Health ClinicsMagazinesMartha Stewartrheumatology

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