Flax seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids which aid in inflammation especially in lupus patients. You can add flax seeds in your breakfast.
30 grams of flaxseeds consumption daily is very effective for lupus patients.
Flax seeds consumption improves renal function. Renal failure is one of the biggest complications of lupus.
8. Green Tea
Green tea is one of the healthiest drinks. It is loaded with antioxidants which help to maintain the body at the molecular level and heals our cells from damage.
It also contains caffeine, which acts as a booster for metabolism.
One study shows that patients were given the extract of green tea for 12 weeks straight and a significant reduction in the number of lupus flare-ups was noticed.
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