In just a few weeks from now, everyone is going to be making those yearly diet resolutions. You know, the ones we all know we won’t keep.
But if you have arthritis and are shuffling around on painful knees, you might want to make this the year that all changes.
Most doctors recommend over-the-counter painkillers and prescribe heavy-duty meds to battle arthritis pain. Many, will eventually push knee-replacement surgery. (Find out why you should never fall for THAT scam.)
But if you’re looking for a drug and surgery-free solution that can deliver real pain relief naturally, there is another option.
It will require committing to a diet change and actually sticking with it this time. But don’t worry. It’s not a hard-to-follow plan that denies you all of the foods you love.
This diet is different. In fact, it includes many of the foods you love that are forbidden on other diets.
And according to a new study, if you stick to it, you could soon find that nagging arthritis pain is finally fading away.
Delicious diet fights off arthritis pain
The recent study reveals you don’t need to quit everything you love cold turkey to stop arthritis damage in your joints. Instead, the secret could lie in eating MORE of many of them.
The delicious low-carb diet is filled with your favorite “forbidden” fatty foods such as delicious steak, bacon, and dairy.
Yet when researchers ran a head-to head-test between this indulgent eating style and the restrictive low-fat diet conventional medicine swears by, something strange happened.
The permissive low-carb version was the clear winner. It beat hands down in just about every measure that matters.
The low-carb diet led to dramatic changes in just 12 weeks in folks with arthritis-linked knee pain. Compared to low-fat dieters, the low-carb folks enjoyed LESS:
- functional pain
- self-reported pain
- oxidative stress
I’ll have more on the arthritis connection in a moment. But first, let’s take a closer look at something else the low-carb dieters enjoyed that none of the “experts” expected.
Ease the ache while reaping other low-carb benefits
Mainstream medicine practitioners are still convinced that fat in the diet automatically transforms into harmful fat in and on your body.
But they’re wrong, and it’s time for them to drop their dated ideas. Because we now know that’s simply NOT how this works.
And the new study proved it once again. The researchers found that the folks following the low-carb/high fat (keto-style) diet had lower levels of adipokine leptin, a hormone released by fat cells.
Lower leptin levels generally mean you’re losing weight overall. Plus, they show that you’re burning off fat in particular.
And in this case, that was happening courtesy of a diet that’s, frankly, hard to not love. After all, with low carb, there’s…
- No giving up fats.
- Zero calorie counting
- A stop to weighing portions.
- No tracking of “points” or attending meetings.
- And no weird frozen meals.
And yet, steak night isn’t just still on the menu. It’s ENCOURAGED.
The low-carb diet is already best known for its ability to help folks lose weight quickly and reign in rising blood sugars, of course. But the new study shows it can also deliver on another critical benefit.
Folks with arthritis in their knees can expect some real pain relief too.
If you’re battling arthritis pain yourself, these results are the perfect excuse to give low-carb a shot. You not only could soon be saying goodbye to the ache, but you could also find yourself reaping all the side benefits from weight loss to clearer thinking.
And while you’ll have to ditch traditional pasta, pizza, and bread, there are plenty of delicious low-carb alternatives these days. Plus, you get to indulge in foods most diets deny you access to, like nuts, eggs, pork, beef, and butter, while enjoying less arthritis pain.