The diet we consume has a major impact on our health. And when it comes to arthritis, the food we eat and the nutrition we get (or do not get) from it has the power to heal or worsen the symptoms.
Science and doctors are still in the process of unravelling the causes of arthritis. But that does not mean patients of rheumatoid arthritis are absolutely powerless. If you are one, until the question of the cause/s is solved, there are plenty of recipes you can use to alleviate the inflammation.
1. Cherry coconut porridge
To make this delightful breakfast porridge, you will need five cups of oats, four tablespoons of chia seeds, 3-4 cups of coconut milk, some raw cacao, frozen cherries, and shavings of chocolate and coconut.
In a pan, add the seeds, oats, coconut milk, and cacao. Keep stirring and as soon as the milk comes to a boil, let it simmer for a while over a reduced flame. After some time, you can pour it all into a bowl for eating. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Your porridge is ready!
2. Raspberry and avocado smoothie
This combination can seem a bit unusual or even weird at first. But when you taste a tall glass of it, you’ll appreciate how well the sweet and tart flavours of the ingredients come together.
You will need to peel an avocado, prepare ¾ cups of orange juice and raspberry juice, and cut up half a cup of fresh raspberries. And now, just blend them all together. You can add sugar or salt as you please.
3. Gingerbread Oatmeal
You will need water, maple syrup, cinnamon, coriander, cloves, allspice, and nutmeg. You have to follow the instructions given on the oatmeal packet. But when adding to water, also pour in all the spices. You can add maple syrup at the end. This recipe is great for an evening snack or a Sunday morning breakfast.
4. Rhubarb muffins
You will need half cup of ground almonds, one cup of fine rhubarb (chopped), a peeled and sliced apple, cinnamon, salt, baking powder, buckwheat, and brown rice flour (2:1 ratio), and sugar. Whisk the flour, spices, and baking powder over a bowl of almond, ginger, and sugar. Add the rhubarb and sugar. Stir. Pour whisked oil, egg, and milk. Divide the batter and bake for half an hour in a preheated oven at 180C/350C.
5. Stuffed peppers, Italian style
You need a pound of ground beef, two cups of spaghetti sauce, three bell peppers, spices, spinach, and cheese (preferably grated parmesan). While the oven preheats to 450°, wash the bell peppers thoroughly. Remove their stems. Cut them vertically and remove all the seeds that are inside. Lay them on a baking pan. Cook the ground beef properly over a medium flame. Add the cheese and spinach when done. Place this into the peppers as generously as possible. Sprinkle cheese on top and bake for half an hour.
6. Potato soup
It will take you around an hour to prepare this potato soup. It is worth the hassle because not only is it unbelievably tasty, this recipe will yield six servings! You will need an appropriate amount and quantity of these ingredients. Olive oil, onions, roasted red peppers, green chillies, cumin, 3-4 sweet potatoes, cilantro, cream cheese, and lemon juice.
After heating a pan, add oil, cumin seeds, and onions. Then, add the red peppers, coriander, and green chillies to the mix. Cook for two minutes. Add all the broth and juice you stored from preparing the potatoes and peppers. Bring it all to a boil and let it simmer. Blend half of it in a blender with cream cheese. Mix it all together. Reheat before serving, if necessary.
The inflammation that rheumatoid arthritis brings about is very painful. The aim of these recipes is to help you with that, and at the same time add different kinds of interesting and delectable flavours to your plate. These recipes are fairly simple and you will get the hang of the instructions soon enough. There are plenty of various other recipes waiting for you to discover and use them – so, get cooking!