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A healthy breakfast can help fight osteoarthritis

There is evidence that having breakfast helps us maintain a healthy weight, which is beneficial for those with osteoarthritis. For a meal that is often described as ‘the most important meal of the day’, breakfast doesn’t generate much enthusiasm. Skipping breakfast is common, with a busy lifestyle cited as a common excuse.

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Breakfast provides the recommended dietary intake of vitamins and minerals. Studies have shown that certain nutrients such as vitamin D, vitamin C, and beta-carotene may be able to reduce the progress of osteoarthritis.

People who have breakfast are less likely to experience hunger pangs mid-morning, and hence less likely to snack on high-fat foods. Such snacking can translate to excess weight that places additional strain on your joints and promotes the development of osteoarthritis or joint pain.


There’s also evidence that having breakfast improves alertness, mental performance, mood and memory.

Here are some tips for a nutritious breakfast:

  • High-fibre wholegrain breads and cereals
  • Fruit – two servings per day recommended
  • Vegetables – three servings per day recommended
  • Eggs – scrambled, poached or boiled
  • Milk, yoghurt and cheese – preferably low or non-fat
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