DIET IN ARTHRITIS
Age, injury or disease can cause knee joints to “wear out,” limiting your ability to walk, climb stairs and do activities. If this happens to you, a total knee replacement surgery is one option to consider. This surgery can relieve the pain so that you can again take part in the activities you enjoy.
Currae Hospital has best team of Orthopedic Doctor’s, Phisotherepist, Dieticians and Nursing staff who is specialized in arthritic care.
Arthritis is a condition where the joins wear due to age or extra burden to the joins due to extra weight.
Keeping track on your weight and and reducing stress on your joints is the best prevention technic for normal individual. Balance Diet is key of prevention.
Balance Diet : A balance diet is a meal plan that includes a variety of foods from all of the food groups. A healthy meal plan is low in unhealthy fats, salt, and added sugar. A balance diet may reduce your risk of heart disease, osteoporosis (brittle bones), and some types of cancer. Ask your dietitian how much you should eat from each food group.
- Fruits and vegetables: Half of your plate should contain fruits and vegetables.
Fruits: Choose fresh instead of fruit juice as often as possible.
Vegetables: Eat more dark green, red, and orange vegetables. Dark green vegetables include spinach,amranth (Geen Maath), Shepu,Coriander Examples of orange and red vegetables are carrots, oranges, pumkin etc.
- Grains: Half of the grains you eat each day should be whole grains.
Include whole grains like brown rice, oatmeal,ragi, jowari, bajra Ragi and Bajra are good source f Calcium as well.
- Dairy Foods: Choose fat-free or low-fat dairy foods. Curds, Buttermilk low fat paneer are best source of calcium and protein.
- Meat and other protein sources: Choose lean meats and poultry. Bake, broil, and grill meat instead of frying it. Include a variety of seafood in place of some meat and poultry each week. Eat a variety of protein foods like Nuts (Walnuts and almonds), Soya products like tofu, egg whites, dried beans , chicken breast or leg part and sea food (avoid shell fish)
- Fats: Limit saturated fats, trans fats, and cholesterol. These unhealthy fats are found in butter, margarine, and animal fat. Choose healthy fats such as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats: 1 tablespoon of canola, olive, corn, ground nut oil, rice bran oil,sunflower, or soybeanoil is recommended.
What foods should I limit?
Try to limit the following types of foods in each group whenever possible. They are high in total fat, unhealthy fats, sugar, and calories.
- Breads and starches:
Cookies, donuts, croissants, store-bought muffins, or other high-fat breads
- Fruits and vegetables:
Fruit in pastries, ice cream, or rich desserts
Fried vegetables such as French fries
Vegetables made with cream sauces or topped with cheese
- Dairy foods:
Cream and regular hard cheeses
Regular and premium ice cream
Whole milk , eggnog
- Meat and other protein sources:
Meats, seafood, or poultry that are fried or that are served with high-fat gravies and sauces
High-fat meatsg organ meats
Butter, stick margarine, lard, and shortening
Visible fat on any meat, fish, or poultry
What other guidelines should I follow?
Choose and prepare foods and drinks with less salt and added sugars. Use the nutrition information on food labels to help you make healthy choices. The percent daily value listed on the food label tells you whether a food is low or high in certain nutrients.
Get 2 hours and 30 minutes or more of physical activity each week, such as brisk walking. Get 1 hour and 15 minutes of physical activity each week if the activity requires a higher level of effort, such as running. Spread physical activity throughout the week. Talk to your caregiver about the best exercise plan for you.
Limit the amount of alcohol you drink. Alcohol can damage your brain, heart, and liver. It can increase your risk of a stroke and high blood pressure. Women should limit alcohol to 1 drink a day. Men should limit alcohol to 2 drinks a day.
So for best dietary advise and prevention of arthritis come to Currae Superspeciality Hospital
Diet Post Total Nee Replacement Surgery
Good nutrition is essential for your recovery. Eating well-balanced meals will help you recover quickly and help you feel your best.
What you eat after surgery affects your well-being. If you don’t eat enough of the right foods, you will become tired and less able to take care of yourself.
Be sure to drink six to eight glasses of fluids (especially water) each day.
The Dietary Guidelines describes a healthy diet as one that focuses on fruit, vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk and milk products. Includes lean meats, poultry, fish, beans, eggs and nuts. Avoid butter, cheese fried foods,bakery products as they are high in saturated fats, trans fats, foods high in cholesterol, salt and added sugars.
Tips to help you:
- Make half of your grains whole.
- Vary your vegetables.
- Focus on fruit.
- Eat foods rich in calcium. Ragi, Bajra, Channa, Dark Green Vegetables, Rajgeera, Chicken, Egg white, Fish,
- Eat lean proteins
- Find your balance between food and physical activity.