An arthritis cookbook provides anti-inflammatory recipes and practical tips to help ease arthritic symptoms

With over 100 types of arthritis and no known cure, Holly Clegg, best-selling national healthy cookbook author honors National Arthritis Awareness Month with her cookbook, Eating Well To Fight Arthritis: 200 Easy Recipes and Practical Tips to Help Reduce Inflammation and Ease Symptoms. “People of all ages, sexes and races can and do have arthritis, and it is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis,” according to the National Arthritis Foundation.

With over 100 types of arthritis and no known cure, physical therapy, medication and lifestyle changes, such as healthier eating and recipe preparation modification, are the best defenses to a condition that plagues many. Holly Clegg appears on The 700 Club, CBN, on May 25th to show how food helps manage arthritis.

By following an anti-inflammatory diet with the guidance of this illustrated arthritis cookbook of 200 delicious, everyday, affordable, simple arthritis diet recipes, as well as the basic tools and tips, you create a healthier kitchen to help fight inflammation. The recipes focus on specific ingredients that work to alleviate arthritic symptoms, such as joint inflammation, fatigue and nausea.

What you eat can make a difference. Combat arthritis symptoms with specific recipes. No-Fuss Foods include recipes with easy to prepare foods light on the joints. Bone Building features recipes high in calcium and vitamin D which combat osteoporosis. Fight Fatigue with high protein foods that boost your energy and Spice Up Your Life relies on recipes heavy on spices with anti-inflammatory properties.

For easy reference, each recipe includes the nutritional and dietary exchange information and symbols highlight Gluten-free, Diabetic-friendly, Freezer-friendly, and Vegetarian recipes throughout the book. Additional helpful features include Terrific Tips that provide quick recipe references and shortcuts, and Nutrition Nuggets, which give important information about the nutrient-rich ingredients in each recipe.

Watermelon and Tomato Salad
This combination of cool crisp watermelon, juicy tomatoes, and fresh basil with balsamic vinegar creates an extraordinary and invigorating light salad. Diabetic-friendly, Gluten-free

Makes 10 (1/2-cup) servings

4 cups scooped out watermelon balls or chunks
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Salt to taste

1. In bowl, combine watermelon, onion, tomatoes and basil. Whisk together oil and vinegar, toss with salad. Season to taste. Serve immediately or that day.

Terrific Tip: Perfect way to use leftover watermelon that sits in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Nugget: Although water accounts for over 90% of watermelon’s weight, it is also a rich source of potassium, and Vitamins A and C.

Nutritional information per serving: Calories 46, Calories from fat 29%, Fat 2 g, Saturated Fat 0 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 6 mg, Carbohydrate 8 g, Dietary Fiber 1 g, Sugars 6 g, Protein 1 g
Dietary Exchanges: 1/2 fruit, 1/2 fat