You donâ€™t have to live with pain and stiffness, or take drugs to keep you mobile.
A new study confirms that a vegetarian and gluten-free diet (no animal products, wheat, rye, or barley) significantly improves rheumatoid arthritis. After 12 months, patients on a vegan diet experienced substantially decreased symptoms. The study from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden was published in Arthritis Research and Therapy.
Other studies show that vegan or vegetarian diets also result in easy weight loss, lowered blood pressure and decreased cardiovascular disease.
You donâ€™t have to go vegan or completely vegetarian to reap benefits. Just eating fewer animal products can benefit many health problems and improve wellbeing. Excellent non-animal sources of protein are plant greens, nuts, and legumes.