Fish it out: variety of fatty fish such as salmon, mackerel, sardines and trout are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that have potent anti-inflammatory effects. These fishes have shown to decrease levels of specific compounds related to inflammation. Omega-3 fatty acid reduces pain intensity, morning stiffness and use of painkillers in patients with arthritis.
Curvy like garlic: these have anti-inflammatory effects that decrease arthritis pain. Garlic enhances function of certain immune cells to help strengthen the immune system. It reduces risk of hip arthritis.
Pungent as ginger: who doesn’t like burst of ginger flavour in teas and soups. The components of ginger block the production of substances that promote inflammation in the body. Consuming ginger in fresh, powdered / dried form reduces inflammation and helps in arthritis reduction.
Dark greens: it’s an open secret that broccoli is one of the healthiest food. Broccoli contains important components that help reduce symptoms of arthritis. A compound found in broccoli sulforaphane, blocks the formation of cells involved in arthritis development.
Nuts & buts’: walnuts and almonds are nutrient-dense and loaded with compounds that help reduce inflammation associated with joint diseases. Walnuts are high in omega-3s, which could alleviate arthritis symptoms as well as inflammation.
Merry berries: tons of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals are crammed into each serving of berries; they have unique ability to decrease inflammation. Berries contain quercetin and rutin that benefit your health, both these components block some of the inflammatory processes associated with arthritis.
Snatch spinach: higher intake of leafy green vegetables lowers inflammatory levels. Spinach has plenty of antioxidants that help fight the disease. Spinach contains kaempferol which decreases the effects of the inflammatory agents associated with arthritis.
Grab grapes: skin of grape fruit contains antioxidant properties resveratrol. It helps in preventing the thickening of the joints associated with arthritis by blocking the formation of rheumatoid arthritis cells.
Olive oil: it has many favourable effects on arthritis symptoms. Use of olive oil in cooking helps stop the development of arthritis, reduce joint swelling, slow cartilage destruction.
Turn to turmeric: the chemical curcumin in the turmeric blocks certain enzymes and cytokines that lead to inflammation. It is a supportive treatment for arthritis.
Green tea: the substance called epigallocatechin-3-gallet (EGCG) inhibits inflammation by reducing inflammatory cytokine production and damage to fatty acid in your body.
Bell peppers: chilli peppers and bell pepper are rich in quercentin, ferulic acid and other antioxidants with strong anti-inflammatory effect.
Dark chocolate: it is delicious, rich and satisfying. Flavanols present in the dark chocolate’s anti-inflammatory effects keep the cells around your joint healthy.