Arthritis: Healing Foods To Eat
Arthritis: Healing Foods To Eat

Arthritis: Healing Foods To Eat

Arthritis is inflammation in the joints that can cause debilitating pain.There are many different types of Arthritis but here a few:

  • Osteoarthritis: Degenerative arthritis when joints are overused and  is one of the most common types of arthritis. May occur due to age, obesity, injuries, history within the family, and joint overuse.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis: Autoimmune disease where the body attacks healthy joint tissue. 
  • Gout: Accumulation of excess uric acids inside your joints
  • Psoriatic Arthritis: affects the skin and joints
  • Juvenile arthritis: A single term for arthritis that affect children.

Looking for foods you can eat to help your symptoms.

Garlic

Garlic has so many health benefits and has been shown to have an anti-inflammatory properties that may help decrease symptoms of arthritis.

Garlic contains diallyl disulfide, an amazing anti-inflammatory compound that limits the effects of pro-inflammatory cytokines.

Meaning that garlic can help your body fight inflammation and may even help prevent cartilage damage.

Other allium family – such as onions and leeks can help.

Research:

Dietary garlic and hip osteoarthritis: evidence of a protective effect and putative mechanism of action

Immunomodulation and anti-inflammatory effects of garlic compounds

Anti-inflammatory and arthritic effects of thiacremonone, a novel sulfur compound isolated from garlic

Rose Hips

Ginger

Ginger offers so many health benefits and one of the healthiest spices on the planet.

It is part of the Zingiberaceae family, which is closely related to turmeric, galangal and cardamom.

Contain gingerol which has been used in alternative medicine for many years.

Research

Effects of a ginger extract on knee pain in patients with osteoarthritis

Influence of a specific ginger combination on gastropathy conditions in patients with osteoarthritis of the knee or hip

The hidden mechanism beyond ginger (Zingiber officinale Rosc.) potent in vivo and in vitro anti-inflammatory activity

Tart Cherry Juice

Broccoli

Turmeric

Nuts

Spinach

Berries

Citrus Fruit

Grapes

Olive Oil

Green Tea

Green tea is packed with polyphenols, antioxidants that are believed to help reduce inflammation and protect and slow cartilage destruction.

Green tea called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) which are believed to help block production of molecules that can cause joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis.

Research:

Compound in green tea found to block rheumatoid arthritis

 

Arthritis Research

Louise Burton-Payne

Passionate about feeding my body a plant-based vegan food to benefit my health, save the planet and protect animals.

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