Although there may not be a diet cure for arthritis, there are certain foods that can fight inflammation, strengthen bones and boost the immune system. Adding these foods to your balanced diet may help ease the symptoms of your arthritis.
Studies on cherries have proven that the fruit can help reduce the frequency of gout attacks. Furthermore, research shows that the anthocyanins found in cherries have an anti-inflammatory effect. You can also find anthocyanins in other red and purple fruits like strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and blackberries.
Certain types of fish are filled with inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids, experts recommend at least 3 to 4 ounces of fish, twice a week. Omega-3-rich fish includes salmon, tuna, mackerel and herring.
Incase you’re not a fan of fish, but still want the inflammation-filling benefits of omega-3 fatty acids? Try some heart-healthy soybeans. These are low in fat, high in protein and fiber and an all-around great-for-you food.
Whole grains are known for lowering levels of C-reactive protein (CPR) in the blood. CRP is the marker of inflammation associated with heart disease, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis. Some great sources for whole grains are foods like oatmeal, brown rice and whole-grain cereals.
Grapes are a great and juicy source. They’re nutrient-dense, high in antioxidants and control anti-inflammatory properties. They even contain several compounds that have proven to be beneficial in the treatment of arthritis.
Grapes also contain a plant compound called proanthocyanidin, which may have promising effects on arthritis.
Rich in protein, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin E and immune-boosting alpha linolenic acid (ALA), as well as filling fiber; Nuts are a great source for easing arthritis and joint pain. They’re also heart-healthy and beneficial for weight loss. Some of my favorites are walnuts, pine nuts, pistachios and almonds. Give those a shot.
You have quite a few options of some great foods to eat for arthritis and joint pain. We hope you enjoyed this information and found it to be helpful! Let us know what you would like to learn about or if there is anything you would like to know.