Many people who suffer from arthritis notice amazing pain relief after adopting a plant-based diet. The reason is now becoming more clear.
Eating a plant-based diet decreases exposure to an inflammatory agent called Neu5GC. This compound is only found in animal protein and is believed to increase the rate of breast cancer, heart disease and inflammation in the body’s joints.
Those suffering from arthritis pain often feel better within weeks of making the dietary change to a vegan diet. This compound can even pass into the system through drugs, supplements and skin-care products that contain animal-based ingredients. Click here ↓ to read more ↓
Bacterial endotoxins in animal products may be another reason they trigger an inflammatory immune reaction.
It is important to eliminate all animal products including meat and dairy to obtain the full benefit.
Most people eliminate milk from their diets without paying attention to the other hidden sources of dairy-derived ingredients they consume in processed foods.
The following ingredients indicate the presence of milk protein. It’s important to check the label every time a product is purchased, since manufacturers frequently change ingredients.
These ingredients contain milk proteins:
Butter (artificial butter, artificial butter flavor, butter, butter extract, butter fat, butter flavored oil, butter solids, dairy butter, natural butter, natural butter flavor, whipped butter)
Casein & caseinates (ammonium caseinate, calcium caseinate, magnesium caseinate, potassium caseinate, sodium caseinate, hydrolyzed casein, iron caseinate, zinc caseinate)
Cheese and cheese flavor (artificial and natural, cheese food, cottage cheese, cream cheese, imitation cheese, vegetarian cheeses with casein)
Cream and whipped cream
Dairy product solids
Half & Half
Hydrolysates (casein hydrolysate, milk protein hydrolysate, protein hydrolysate, whey hydrolysate, whey protein hydrolysate)
Lactalbumin, lactalbumin phosphate
Milk (acidophilus milk, buttermilk, buttermilk blend, buttermilk solids, cultured milk, condensed milk, dried milk, dry milk solids, DMS, evaporated milk, fat‐free milk, fully cream milk powder, goat’s milk, Lactaid® milk, lactose-free milk, low‐fat milk, malted milk, milk derivative, milk powder, milk protein, milk solids, milk solid pastes, non‐fat dry milk, non‐fat milk, non‐fat milk solids, pasteurized milk, powdered milk, sheep’s milk, skim milk, skim milk powder, sour milk, sour milk solids, sweet cream buttermilk powder, sweetened condensed milk, sweetened condensed skim milk, whole milk, 1% milk, 2% milk]
Milk fat, anhydrous milk fat
Sour cream (sour cream solids, imitation sour cream)
Whey (acid whey, cured whey, delactosed whey, demineralized whey, hydrolyzed whey, powdered whey, reduced mineral whey, sweet dairy whey, whey protein, whey protein concentrate, whey powder, whey solids)
Yogurt (regular, frozen, yogurt powder)
The following ingredients MAY contain milk protein:
Natural flavoring (any flavoring, caramel flavoring)
High protein flour
Lactic acid starter culture
“Non-dairy” products may contain casein
For more information, go to KidsWithFoodAllergies.org
Wow...now that you have read "the list" what do you think. Was it surprising to you how many ingredients in processed foods are derived from dairy products?
Foods to avoid when you are striving for relief from joint pain:
The top Anti-Inflammatory Foods that help PREVENT inflammation and pain:
Sea Vegetables, such as kelp, kombu, wakame, arame. (Avoid processed seaweed snacks which are laden with salt and oil and verify that your source of sea vegetables come from unpolluted waters
Most fresh fruits and vegetables are anti-inflammatory; the ones mentioned are just a few that have been studied the most. Many people avoid nightshade vegetables, which contain high alkaloids, which have been touted to cause inflammation for many arthritis sufferers. The nightshade veggies are tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants and bell peppers.
If consuming dried fruits, consider purchasing those that are free of sulphur dioxide, which is a preservative that has been linked to respiratory conditions and migraine headaches.
Those who suffer from Rheumatoid Arthritis or any other inflammatory joint disease should:
Those that adapt to eating a plant-based diet for joint pain relief are always amazed at the myriad of other benefits they encounter from changing their diet. I've never encountered anyone that regrets making the change.
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