Have you ever woke up one morning and you can’t move your fingers because the joints were so painful? That could be sign of arthritis!
Arthritis is an inflammation of one or more joints. But, the term is commonly used to describe around 200 different types of conditions which affect the joints, tissues around the joints and other connective tissue. Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are the most common types of arthritis.
People of all ages, sexes and ethnicities can suffer from arthritis. And based on statistics, women frequently suffer from the said condition more often as they age. But, did you know that arthritis can actually be caused by a deficiency in mineral?
There was a theory correlating the deficiency of the trace mineral boron to arthritis. In the said theory, they found that in places where there’s high level of boron, occurrence of arthritis is low and vice versa.
With that, foods with high in boron are believed to help in preventing arthritis to happen. So, if you are keen to discover which food are they.
There are many things that can be done to preserve joint function, mobility and quality of life. Yes, preventing arthritis is possible in many ways. One of those is by eating foods which can provide the mineral needed by the body to prevent arthritis.
Below is an excerpt of an article listing the foods rich in boron:
Prof. Roger Wyburn-Mason (MD, PhD) found that parasitic amoebas were present in the joints of people with arthritis, and an interesting theory about boron. Working with author of “Beating Arthritis and Beating Osteoporosis” Dr. Rex E. Newnham (PhD, DO and ND) together they worked on their boron theory.
Together they found that in places in the world where there was naturally highly occurring levels of boron, the arthritis incidence was extremely low, as low as 1-7%.
This groundbreaking work was shelved, and like so many other theories that didn’t get time to play out while its discoverers were still alive, not enough work has been done on the boron theory, and millions of people still suffer with arthritis.
Foods high in boron include:
- chick peas
- red grapes
- red apples