5 Smoothies for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder that affects specifically the joints. While there is no diet for people with RA, there are certain anti-inflammatory foods that can help with symptoms

Power anti-inflammatory foods

Some foods have proven anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can benefit patients with RA. Pineapple, for example, contains an enzyme known as bromelain and has been used as an anti-inflammatory agent in clinical settings. Other fruits such as blueberries, cherries and strawberries pack anti-oxidants that can also help with inflammation. Probiotics may also be successful in reducing inflammation.



Tropical Sunrise

Smoothies are frozen fruits and vegetables blended together into a drink. They are a great way to consume some of the power foods that may be beneficial to those with RA symptoms. The sweetness in this smoothie recipe makes it a great starter smoothie:

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16 oz Tropical Sunrise

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk

1/2 cup pineapple (frozen)

1/2 cup mango (frozen)

1/2 banana (frozen)