Add 5 Summer Foods To Your Diet To Manage Joint Pain
Updated : May 26, 2021 10:05 IST
"A varied, well-balanced diet and exercise is essential to build and maintain healthy bones," says Ms Deepti Khatuja, Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics.
As summer approaches, extreme heat, humidity, sweating, exertion and chronic pain conditions, like - back pain, joint pains etc., worsens. For people who suffer from osteoarthritis, the humidity and heat can lead to swollen joints, leading to increased pain. Also, excessive sweating can lead to dehydration and mineral imbalance, making joint pain even worse. Although there can be various reasons for joint pain, the most common ones are - Excessive weight gain, inadequate vitamin D and calcium levels, lack of exercise and Inflammation. But you can always manage the condition with specific tweaks in your diet. A combination of cereals, fruit and vegetables, milk and dairy products, and protein (from meat, fish, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds) provide the nutrients that your body needs. Scientific evidence suggests that a diet deficient in calcium, vitamin D, antioxidants, particularly vitamins A, C and E and the mineral selenium, may also predispose to joint problems.
Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, Ms Deepti Khatuja, Fortis Memorial Research Institute shares summers foods to manage joint pain:
Hence, it is essential to have a healthy balanced diet and proper and limited exercise to reduce joint pain during summers.