Healthy eating benefits us in many ways and now a study has found that a fiber-rich diet has a good impact on chronic inflammatory joint diseases and also leads to stronger bones. The study was conducted by the researchers at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) showed that a bacteria-friendly diet can have an anti-inflammatory effect.
Muesli To The Rescue
The researchers were able to find that a fibre-rich diet can help reduce the number of bone-degrading cells thus fighting against arthritis and maybe even osteoporosis. “We were able to show that a bacteria-friendly diet has an anti-inflammatory effect, as well as a positive effect on bone density” explained Dr. Mario Zaiss who led the study to Science Daily.
“Our findings offer a promising approach for developing innovative therapies for inflammatory joint diseases as well as for treating osteoporosis, which is often suffered by women after the menopause. We are not able to give any specific recommendations for a bacteria-friendly diet at the moment, but eating muesli every morning as well as enough fruit and vegetables throughout the day helps to maintain a rich variety of bacterial species,” he said.