There are many amazing foods that you can eat to help that help curb inflammation in your joints. Following a diet low in processed foods and saturated fat and rich in fruits, vegetables, fish, nuts and beans is great for your body.

In this article, we’ve put together a list of the 10 best recommended foods to eat if you have arthritis…

1. Fish
Fatty fish varieties such as salmon, mackerel, sardines and trout are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to have potent anti-inflammatory effects and beneficial for the severity of arthritis.

The facts:
An analysis of 17 studies found that taking omega-3 fatty acid supplements decreased joint pain intensity, morning stiffness, the number of painful joints and use of pain relievers in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

Garlic contains many health benefits, and can benefit arthritis symptoms due to the fact that has shown anti-inflammatory effects.

The facts:
Research shows that garlic contains components that –

  • Have cancer fighting properties
  • Lowers risk of heart disease and dementia
  • Enhances the function of certain immune cells
  • Specifically, one study found that those who ate more garlic had a reduced risk of hip osteoarthritis due to its strong inflammatory capabilities.

3. Ginger

Consuming ginger in fresh, powdered or dried form may all contribute to reducing inflammation and aid in reducing symptoms of arthritis.

The Facts:
A specific study assessed the effects of ginger extract in a number of patients with osteoarthritis of the knee. After only 6 weeks, 63% of participants experienced improvements in knee pain.
More studies showed that ginger and it’s components blocked the production of substances that promote inflammation in the body.

4. Berries
Tons of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals are crammed into each serving of berries, which may partially account for their unique ability to decrease inflammation. Strawberries, blackberries and blueberries are just a few options that can satisfy your sweet tooth and provide plenty of arthritis-fighting nutrients.

The Facts:
In one study of 38,176 women, those who ate at least two servings of strawberries per week were 14% less likely to have an elevated level of inflammatory markers in the blood.

Other foods that have shown results of containing compounds that may help reduce inflammation associated with joint disease:

  • Broccoli
  • Walnuts
  • Spinach
  • Grapes
  • Olive Oil
  • Tart Cherry Juice

Food won’t cure your disease, but a meal plan that includes fatty fish, lots of fruit and vegetables, olive oil and nuts and seeds can lower inflammation and control some of your symptoms.

If you are dealing with arthritis, please feel free to make an appointment at our clinic and we can help you on your journey to moving pain free.

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