Is your elderly loved one complaining about the pain he/she feels in his/her body? Does the pain stay and make your elderly loved one have difficulty in moving around? This might be the case of arthritis. Arthritis may be frustrating since simple tasks like walking, climbing a flight of stairs, bending and etc. cannot be performed easily. Arthritis can strike you anytime, especially if you have eaten something to trigger it. But there are ways for you to prevent arthritis. Here are some:
A study in Sweden recently proved that people who ate at least one serving of fish per week had lesser arthritis attacks. This is due to the high concentration of Omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fishes. Omega-3 is said to be beneficial especially for the heart. It also reduces overall inflammation. 1-2 servings of fatty fish is recommended to those who frequently get arthritis. Fishes like tuna, salmon, anchovies and sardines are best recommended. Scallops and shrimps can also be beneficial.
Another research has recently proved that drinking 2-3 alcoholic drinks per week is beneficial to those with arthritis. It has proven that with this amount of alcoholic beverages, you can get lesser arthritis. But remember to drink with moderation. Drinking too much alcoholic drinks can also give you other illnesses.
Aside from being beneficial to the brain, broccoli is also proven to prevent arthritis. Other vegetables like cabbage and cauliflower can also prevent arthritis. These vegetables have the same sulfur compounds that fight cancer and reduce inflammation.
Moderate exercise, just like a 30-minute walk, can help prevent arthritis and make your overall body stronger. Walking does not require any money or equipment, so as long as your elderly loved one can still walk, take him/her out to see the world slowly but surely. If he/she can still swim, you can also take him/her for swimming but with supervision.
Garlic and onions
Garlic and onions are indeed pleasant to smell. Vegetables that belong to the allium family may destroy cartilage-defecting enzymes that bring osteoarthritis.
When you or your elderly loved one is suffering from arthritis, you may ask for assistance, specifically professional assistance. With Bright Home Health Care at Carrolton, Texas, you can receive in-home care services without any hassle. Living healthy and comfortable has never been this good with the help of Bright Home Health Care. Call us today at 972-820-8240 for more information about or in-home care services!