How can changing my diet help my arthritis?
There's no single dietary change that will help everybody with arthritis, but it does make sense to try to eat a balanced diet and to keep within a healthy weight range. Read more
Why is keeping to a healthy weight important?
The most important link between your diet and arthritis is your weight. Osteoarthritis is closely linked with obesity. And achieving a healthier weight can also reduce inflammation. Read more
How can I lose weight and eat a healthy diet?
The only way to lose weight and keep it off is to change the way you eat and the amount of exercise you do. You need to balance your food intake against the energy you burn. Read more
What vitamins and minerals do I need?
If you have arthritis, you should make sure you have enough calcium, vitamin D and iron in your diet. Vitamin C and selenium are also important. Read more
Foods and supplements that might help
Research has shown that some foods and food supplements really can help with arthritis, although the effects are fairly specific to the type of arthritis you have. Read more
Should I avoid certain foods?
Some people feel that citrus fruits and vegetables from the nightshade family are bad for arthritis. We don’t recommend cutting these foods out of your diet because of the important nutrients they contain. Read more
Do vegetarian or vegan diets help?
Some studies have shown that vegetarian or vegan diets may be helpful for some people with rheumatoid arthritis. But it's important to make sure you still get all the vitamins and minerals you need. Read more
Food and supplements that are unlikely to help
Although some people find that supplements such as cider vinegar and honey ease their symptoms, there's no scientific evidence that they're generally helpful. Read more
How can changing my diet help with gout?
If you’re prone to attacks of gout the most useful changes you can make are losing weight, and drinking less alcohol and more water. Read more