As we get older, an unfortunate aspect of aging that we all must face is joint pain. Along with that we need to actively fight against the possibility of arithitis.
There are many ways of dealing with and treating these conditions, and you should certainly consult you doctor about the best and healthiest ways of doing so, but these changes to your diet could work wonders in relieving your pain.
Fatty acids are said to be great for soothing joint pain. Of course you need to consume the right fatty acids to ensure you’re helping the pain rather than making it worse. The Omega-3 in fish like salmon and tuna are actually decrease inflammation.
If you have yet to develop a taste for fish but looking to cure your inflammation, then you may want to get some soy into your diet. Soy beans have the same Omega-3 properties as fish, and an added benefit soybeans are also low in fat, high in protein and fiber and just plain healthy.
Polyphenols are said to be essential for slowing the destruction and preventing the breaking down of cartilage. This plays a big role in arthritis. You might also be surprised at how effective it is as a replacement for your morning coffee.
We’ve been told our how lives that we need to eat our broccoli. As it turns out there was a very good reason for that since broccoli is great for your health no matter what your age. For older broccoli eater, it can help to fight arthritis as well as ease your joint pain.
Garlic is a delicious garnish but also an extremely beneficial food to regularly have in your diet. It contains a compound called diallyl disulfide which helps fight those pesky enzymes that cause damage to cartilage.
Turmeric isn’t really a something that people think about too often. You’d be surprised how often you add this particular spice to a lot of your food and the health benefits will have you adding it to a lot more of your meals. It is quite like a natural ibuprofen, helping to decrease inflammation.
The benefits of Vitamin C have often been brought up in fighting common illnesses like colds and the flu. However, it can also be very helpful in strengthening cartilage and fighting arthritis. Some Vitamin C-rich foods include such as guava, bell peppers (yellow, red, orange, and green), oranges, grapefruits, strawberries, pineapple, broccoli, kidney beans, kiwi, and cauliflower.
Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants that help reduce inflammation by inhibiting production of certain inflammatory chemicals. Some of the best foods for anthocyanins include cherries, berries (blackberries, blueberries, elderberries, raspberries, boysenberries, strawberries, etc.), black currents, eggplant, red and black grapes, and plums.