4 Foods to Naturally Help Alleviate Arthritis

This is a guest post by Angelita Williams.

With age comes wisdom—but unfortunately also the increased risk of getting arthritis. In fact arthritis, which causes achy joints and stiffness, affects about one in every five Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health. While medication and exercise is encouraged to help alleviate the pain associated with arthritis, there are in fact some foods that are known to reduce inflammation in the body – one of the main culprits of arthritis pain. That said, to learn about some foods you should definitely consider adding to your daily diet, continue reading below.

Grapes for Resveratrol

red grapes

Red grapes are recommended for asthmatics because their high concentrations of resveratrol help reduce the inflammation in the lungs, but they can also greatly reduce inflammation all over the body. Some experts try to argue that one can even receive the same benefits from drinking red wine, so indulge in a glass if your physician permits.

Blueberries for anthocyanidin

Out of all of the berries you could choose from, blueberries are by far the most essential ones to eat. It’s not because they necessarily have anti-inflammatory properties but rather they can help fight off the body-damaging free radicals that inflammation gives off. How so? Blueberries are an excellent source of anthocyanidin, an antioxidant that specifically helps prevent cartilage cell damage. Not only that, but blueberries have been shown to help reduce the risks of all other kinds of diseases, including cancer. So enjoy a cup of blueberries in your daily morning cereal or yogurt. Other foods high in antioxidants include artichokes, Red Delicious apples, and cherries.

Salmon for Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Eating a grilled salmon steak for dinner or some canned salmon and crackers for lunch is a great way to alleviate arthritis symptoms since its packed with omega 3 fatty acids – a nutrient that is well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Omega 3’s also specifically work to slow down the production of cytokines, proteins that can deteriorate precious cartilage. Other sources high in omega 3’s include other oily fish such as sardines, anchovies and herring as well as walnuts and flaxseeds.

Low-Fat Milk for Vitamin D

Last on the list is a tall glass of milk. Milk is known for its high concentration of vitamin D, which helps maintain not only strong bones, but support the entire skeletal system. Stronger bones and muscles can help release pressure off joints and preserve cartilage. The sun can also give you a sufficient amount of vitamin D as well.

Author Bio: This guest post is contributed by Angelita Williams, who writes on the topics of online courses.  She welcomes your comments at her email Id: angelita.williams7 @gmail.com.

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