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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diet: Breakfast Recipes for RA Patients

Looking for breakfast ideas and recipes that are suitable for rheumatoid arthritis patients? This section is filled with recipes featuring foods that are replete with some of the best arthritis-fighting nutrients such as vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, copper, zinc, and vitamin B6. Bon appetit!

Now, before you let out the culinary prodigy in you and peruse the breakfast recipes below, it might be a good idea to have a look at the section Diet Tips for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers and the section Best Foods for Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief which provide mor general information about the role diet plays in the prevention of rheumatoid arthritis.

Millet Pancakes with Prune Compote

Prunes are a superhero food for people with rheumatoid arthritis as they are packed with copper, zinc, and vitamin B6—a key nutrient combo for fighting RA. Our bodies use copper and zinc to make an enzyme that fights inflammation by neutralizing free radicals. Copper also helps the body manufacture connective tissue, ligaments, and tendons, which surround the joints and help them stay stable. Zinc, which requires vitamin B6 for proper absorption, is also involved in building enzymes that repair joints. Zinc requires vitamin B6 in order to be absorbed properly in the intestines. Low levels of vitamin B6 have also been associated with increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis.

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Dairy-Free Blueberry Muesli

Blueberries are one of the greatest health foods of all time, and they're a boon to anyone suffering from RA. Blueberries contain flavonoids called anthocyanins, which are responsible for the tart taste and the intense color of blueberries. Anthocyanins are also known to possess strong anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, and scientists suspect that the anti-inflammatory powers of these flavonoids may be even stronger than aspirin.

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Oat and Buckwheat Muesli with Pears and Grapes

Eating a bowl of this delicious muesli for breakfast is a superb way to start a day off right. Red grapes, a key ingredient in this breakfast dish, contain resveratrol and quercetin, natural substances with strong antioxidant activity.

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Oat and Wheat Germ Muesli with Apples

Wheat germ is one of the best sources of vitamin E, a potent antioxidant that appears to reduce inflammation in joints. A high intake of vitamin E has been shown to alleviate pain, reduce the duration of stiffness, and increase grip strength in people with chronic rheumatoid arthritis. Also the oats and apples featured in this super healthy muesli are recommended to people with rheumatoid arthritis as they are packed with antioxidant compounds.

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Wholewheat Muffins with Bananas and Walnuts

Not only are these whole wheat muffins full of flavor, they also contain ingredients that can help thwart off RA symptoms. Both bananas and walnuts are loaded with arthritis-fighting pyridoxine. Furthermore, walnuts are one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids, essential fatty acids with strong anti-inflammatory properties.

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Antioxidant Muffins

These scrumptious muffins feature blueberries and pecans, two antioxidant powerhouse foods. Blueberries top the list of berries with the highest antioxidant capacity, and pecans—along with walnuts and chestnuts—have the highest concentration of antioxidants in the tree nut family.

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Carrot Muffins

These delicious carrot muffins are gluten-free and therefore suitable for people who are sensitive to gluten. The carrots featured in these muffins provide an abundance of anti-inflammatory nutrients.

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Original Bircher Muesli

Muesli was developed as a health food by the Swiss Physician Maximilian Bircher-Brenner towards the end of the 19th century. This is the original muesli recipe Mr Bircher-Benner recommended to his patients.

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Omega-3 Omelet with Red Onions and Capers

Red onions and capers are among the best natural sources of quercetin, a bioflavonoid that has been shown to have strong anti-inflammatory properties. What's more, this omelet provides plenty of omega-3 fatty acids which also have anti-inflammatory properties.

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