What food can I eat to help my arthritis?
Most if not all our ailments such as arthritis or joint paint is rooted in our diet. What we eat can help or break us. What to eat to lessen arthritis pain is found in food that has anti-inflammatory compounds.
Food that eases pain and lessens inflammation
1. Fish rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Some types of fish are good sources of inflammation-fighting omega-3 fatty acids. A study of 727 postmenopausal women, published in the Journal of Nutrition, found those who had the highest consumption of omega-3s had lower levels of two inflammatory proteins: C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6.
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommend three to four ounces of fish, twice a week, while Doctors who specializes in Arthritis advises patients to eat much more each week.
Fish oil supplements is an option if you are not a fan of fish. It is convenient to take and depending on the quality, it will help reduce joint swelling and pain.
The best sources of Omega-3 Fatty acids:
Wild Salmon From Alaska
Salmon makes the top list for the best source of Fatty Acids. Unfortunately because of its demand, 90% of Salmon sold in regular supermarkets are farmed. Thus the farmed Salmon you may be eating is prone to parasites and worse, these salmon are literary fed with “waste matter”.
Mackerel is the next best source of Omega-3 Fatty Acids. However this type of fish is potential for mercury contamination
Sardines & Anchovies
Both Sardines and Anchovies are small enough that contamination from parasites or mercury is nearly impossible. They swim fast and their body structure or size is such that they are literary “fish food” as well. They don’t stay long enough to be influenced by contaminants.
2. Vegetables rich in Vitamin K
Fruits and vegetables are loaded with antioxidants. These potent chemicals act as the body’s natural defense system, helping to neutralize unstable molecules called free radicals that can damage cells.
Cruciferous vegetables particularly broccoli, spinach and kale are rich in Vitamin K. Eating this type of vegetable daily will greatly ease arthritis pain.
3. Ginger & Turmeric Tea
Making natural teas from this kind of spices are the best and easiest way to drink away your joint pain. Ginger and Turmeric contains high levels of natural anti-inflammatory properties.
Ginger oil in particular can be topically applied on affected area to reduce pain, inflammation or stiffness. You can also use the oil for a soothing massage.
Turmeric contains curcumin that possesses anti-inflammatory properties. It is particularly effective for treating rheumatoid arthritis. If you are not a fan of tea, you can take Ginger or Turmeric capsule supplements 3 times a day.[posts_carousel heading=”Related Posts” light_heading=”no” large_heading=”no” centered_heading=”no” heading_bottom_margin=”no” post_type=”post” category_slug=”related-articles” show_pic=”no” show_date=”no” order_by=”rand” order=”DESC” limit=”10″ excerpt=”yes” excerpt_char_limit=”64″ exclude_current=”yes” width=”four columns” scroll_by=”3″][/posts_carousel]