Can a gluten-free diet help ease rheumatoid arthritis symptoms?
A gluten-free diet can sometimes help manage rheumatoid arthritis (RA) symptoms. In this video, Ashley Koff, RD, explains how limiting processed foods may also help.
But what will be 100% effective is to make sure that we're reducing all of the really processed food, whether they have gluten or they don't.
And then my recommendation is to test out a gluten-free diet. [SOFT MUSIC]
I get asked a lot of questions about a gluten-free diet, and one of them is what if I have rheumatoid arthritis? Do I have to follow a gluten-free diet?
And the reality is is that it may not be effective for everyone, but what will be 100% effective is to make sure
that we're reducing all of the really processed food, whether they have gluten or they don't. And then my recommendation is to test out
a gluten-free diet, a quality gluten-free diet, which means that your diet should be primarily based in things that naturally don't have gluten.
So that means all of my fruits and vegetables. That means my high quality plant proteins and some animal
proteins. And it also means instead of using sauces which may have gluten in it, instead if you use spices,
especially ones that are anti-inflammatory like your ginger or your turmeric or cinnamon, that's going to be really helpful. So yes, you should definitely try out a gluten-free diet,
but make sure that it's a quality gluten-free diet. And some people with RA might find that a little bit of gluten, if it's from a quality source,
could also work OK for them. [AUDIO LOGO]
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