There are many myths about food and arthritis. Unfortunately, most of it is wishful thinking.
No diet has been proven by research to cure arthritis and there is very little scientific evidence that specific foods have an effect on arthritis.
Except for gout, most foods will not have a direct effect on your arthritis, or on the pain and stiffness you experience. Be very cautious of special diets or supplements that claim to ‘cure’ arthritis or control its symptoms.
A healthy, balanced diet is important for maintaining your weight and general wellbeing.
For more information please refer to the following information sheets:
- Healthy eating and arthritis
- Diet and gout
- Fish oil and supplements
Or to request your copy of ‘10 Steps to Living Well with Arthritis’ booklet call the Arthritis Helpline on 1800 011 041.
“I used to eat for comfort and that just made me feel worse. Now I have a healthy diet and do regular exercise – I feel better than I have in years!”