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Foods that can help people suffering from arthritis

It is time to ditch the pills and start with food

The piercing pain in the joints that is called arthritis is not something that lets you lead a normal daily life. The shooting pain suddenly creeps in or at times when one is trying to make too many movements, the pain shoots up. While it is something that can’t be removed from the body, there are some exercises that can help control the pain of arthritis. But at the same time, there are foods that can help curb arthritis pain naturally. Here is a list of some of the foods that are good for people with arthritis.

The humble garlic, ginger, and onions

The condiments, garlic, onion, and ginger, known to add the much-needed flavours are also a great pain reliever for arthritis. These pungent vegetables are rich in anti-inflammatory chemicals that are proven to relieve arthritic pain. At the same time, these condiments are known for their immunity-boosting properties. Especially garlic is packed with benefits as it contains properties and compounds that can fight many bad bacteria in the body. At the same time, garlic has also been shown to enhance the functioning of certain immune cells.

A cup of Green Tea

Yes, the most overrated drink for over a decade that has led people into weight loss is also a great pain reliever for arthritis. Green tea is filled with natural antioxidants called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is helpful in stopping the production of inflammatory chemicals in the body. There have been studies that have shown the effectiveness of green tea in reducing inflammation and the severity of rheumatoid arthritis.

A bunch of dark leafy green vegetables

Not only are the leafy green vegetables high in iron content but at the same time are rich in vitamins that are healthy in reducing inflammation. Consider spinach, kale, broccoli, and collard greens as they are rich in vitamins E and C. While Vitamin E aids in protecting the body against pro-inflammatory molecules, Vitamin C helps the body make collagen which is important for cartilage making which aids in joint flexibility.

Go nuts with natural pain compressor

Consider a mixed bowl of almonds, hazelnuts, peanuts, pecans, pistachios, and walnuts for arthritis pain relief. All the nuts are rich in fibre, calcium, magnesium, zinc, Vitamin E, and Omega-3 fats, all of which are rich in anti-inflammatory properties. At the same time, nuts are heart-friendly. Especially consider walnuts, as they are rich in nutrients and loaded with compounds that reduce inflammation in the joints.

Nirtika Pandita

A follower of Master Oogway, living by his words of Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the ‘Present’, I am trying to master the art of now. Keeping that in the center I am combining my professional prowess as a writer and nerves of a gastronaut to conquer the Saha world.
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