Arthritis is one of the most common medical conditions that are experienced by millions of people around the world it is also known as joint inflammation. Arthritis is the swelling and tenderness of one or more of your joints. It is not one single disease but a term that is given to the joint pain and joint diseases. There are many types of arthritis and the condition can affect any joint in the body and most often people notice it in their hips, knees, hands, or even spine.
If you are suffering from arthritis or at least know someone who does, you might already know about pain, medication and also treatment.
But do you know that you can manage the symptoms by choosing a proper diet?
Yes, according to researchers, certain foods can improve your joint health, keep the pain, stiffness in check and they can help you manage arthritis with ease.
So ready to take down the list? Here they are:
As the world’s healthiest source of Omega-3 fatty acids, the fish in your diet decreases the production of chemicals that cause the inflammation in our body. Fish also is an abundant source of Vitamin D which is vital for preventing the swelling and soreness. While young folk can make do with one serving, elder adults should at least have two servings of fish per week in their diet. Salmons, sardines, mackerel, trout are some of the fish varieties that are high in omega-3 fatty acids that you can try out. If you are vegan or cannot get the fish into your diet you can try out Omega3 supplements as well.
Dietary alternatives: Omega-3 Supplements, Walnuts, Chia seeds, Flax seeds.
Serving size: Two servings per week, with each serving no less than 150 grams.
The easiest and most effective dietary change you can make to reap benefits is to welcome olive oil usage into your foods. Olive oil is filled with Oleocanthal that is known to be a powerful blocker of enzymes that cause inflammation. According to researchers at Philadelphia University, Olive oil is as powerful as one-eighth of Ibuprofen as a pain reliever. So by replacing your conventional cooking oils with olive oil, you are naturally treating your body for pain relief.
Serving size: Two to three spoons a day on your salads. (If replacing your cooking oil is not possible.)
Fruits and vegetables rich in Vitamin C:
Arthritis is most cases attack the cartilage which acts as the cushion for the bones helping in smooth day to day functioning of your joints. It is very important to take care of your cartilage which is why Vitamin C must be an essential component of your diet. A powerful antioxidant Vitamin C is a major component of the cartilage and when taken in the right amounts also alleviate the inflammation in your joints.
Food choices: Guavas, orange, sweet lime, lemons, bell peppers, papayas.
Serving size: One serving per day no less than recommended RDI (100mg/day)
That said, foods can completely cure the joint pain and inflammation but can help you manage current condition from worsening and better the joint health by a fair margin. But first and foremost, it is important to take help from an expert joint specialist to know to have a better idea about your joint pain and inflammation.
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