Foods that fight joint inflammation
In today’s hectic life, joint inflammation has become a everyday problem which most of us deal with. Proper exercise, medication as well as right diet will go a long way in helping you fight inflammation and have healthy bones. Based on the opinion from expert orthopedic surgeons we bring you a list of food items which if included in your everyday diet is sure to keep inflammation at bay. So here is the list:
1. Fruits and Greens
At a time when most of us have made junk-food as our staple diet, it is fruits and green vegetables which will help your bones get the nutrition and strength they are looking for. So say bye to the junk and welcome fresh fruits and salads in your everyday diet. As fruits and veggies are rich in antioxidants, they boost the body’s natural defense system by neutralizing the free radicals that cause damage to the cells. Studies show that citric fruits as well as cherries and berries have anthocyanins which prevent inflammatory arthritis and help maintain healthy joints.
2. Have more of whole grains
Whole grains like oatmeal, brown rice, quinoa are rich in fibre and help in bringing down the levels of C-reactive proteins — responsible for inflammation in the body. Having them regularly will also cleanse your digestive system as well.
A word of precaution for those who are intolerant to gluten. Whole grains do have small amount of gluten, so in case you are allergic to it then perhaps you need to consult your doctor before including them in your daily diet.
Salmons, Tuna, Herring, Saldine and many other cold-water fish are excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids fight joint inflammation by bringing down the levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6. Thus it is recommeded that you include fish in your diet plan, at least twice in a week. For those of you who are vegetarian or for some reason do not eat fish, daily consumption of fish oil supplements is sure to do the magic. Fish oil supplements are known to reduce morning stiffness faced by rheumatoid arthritis patients as well as swelling and pain in the joints.
Thus fish is an important food item which needs to be included in your everyday diet.
4. Olive Oil
Loaded with oleocanthal which has properties similar to nonsteroidal and anti-inflammatory drugs olive oil is something you must make a vital part of your everyday siet. Just two to three tablespoons of the same is known to inhibit enzymes which affect your body’s inflammatory processes and help reduce pain.
So being healthy and free of all kinds of joint-inflammation is something you can easily achieve. All you need to do is make small changes in your diet pattern.
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