Talk Over RA: The Best Foods for Rheumatoid Arthritis

This year, I am participating in the #TalkOverRA campaign which encourages Canadians living with Rheumatoid Arthritis to find their own voice to come up with a realistic plan to reach their goal treatments.

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a chronic, progressive, and often debilitating inflammatory disease that causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and loss of function in the joints. It can affect people of any age but often begins between the ages of 30 to 50. About 300000 Canadians live with RA. My RA symptoms started when I was 21 years old and was officially diagnosed at 22 in Colombia.

Eileen Davidson, known as Chronic Eileen, is a passionate Canadian patient advocate living with RA. Eileen and I discussed the most common misconceptions and diet trends around those living with Rheumatoid Arthritis for this campaign. Read the full blog post "Talk Over RA: Diet, Myths and Rheumatoid Arthritis with The Arthritis Dietitian." I am breaking down the information on four separate blogs in both English and Spanish:

  • The best foods for Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • The worst foods for Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Diet and RA myths

  • Breaking free from diet culture

Let's begin with some of the best foods for Rheumatoid Arthritis and related anti-inflammatory recipes.