Discover Which Fruit and Vegetables Help Relieve Arthritic PainWritten by Emily Clark
If you or someone you know suffers from rheumatoid arthritis, you know how painful and debilitating it can be. If you havenít walked a mile in those shoes, you canít imagine how frustrating it can be. Your doctor may say try this medication, try that. Donít do this, do that. But sometimes, to no avail. The disease is caused by a misguided immune system attack on body's own joint tissue, which leads to swelling, pain, stiffness and in some cases deformity. Rheumatoid arthritis is more common among women than men.
Perhaps what youíre eating, or more specifically what youíre not eating can be causing some of your soreness. Recent findings suggest that a diet high in fruits, vegetables, legumes and certain oils aids in relieving symptoms in people with rheumatoid arthritis. After following a diet rich in fruits and veggies for three months, people with rheumatoid arthritis experienced a number of improvements not seen in people following a typical American diet high in processed foods. Some of improvements shown include a decrease in pain, inflammation, disease activity and in number of swollen joints. Further, previous research suggested that more olive oil and cooked vegetables help protect people from symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
The current results suggest that "patients with (rheumatoid arthritis) can obtain better physical function and increase their vitality" from eating a fruit, vegetables, legumes and some oils diet for three months, write Dr. Lars Skoldstam of Visby Hospital in Sweden and colleagues.
3 Important Differences Between White Bread and Whole Wheat Written by Emily Clark
For any kid who grew up eating doughy, thick Wonder Bread for lunch, encouragement by dietitians and nutritionists to switch to whole wheat bread can be a tough transition.
Bread, like any other part of our diet, is an acquired taste. Starting out early helps since children are much more adaptable to accepting foods than adults. This does not mean that children LIKE as many foods as adults - children are renowned picky eaters. But if you only expose them to healthy, whole grain foods they won't have opportunity to develop a taste for white bread or other non-nutritious foods.
Adults, however, must learn to change their diet preferences because of knowledge. Understanding why whole wheat is superior to white bread can help you feel good about compromise and encourage you to make it standard for your children. Who knows - you may even like it!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
The two biggest differences between white bread and whole wheat are processing and nutritional value.
Flour is made from wheat berries. The wheat berry is made up of bran, germ and endosperm. All parts are filled with nutrients and are used in whole wheat flour.
White bread on other hand, uses only endosperm - starchy inner layer. There is a total of 30 nutrients missing in white bread. The nutritional difference is immense and has measurable impact on our health.