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Healthy Foods for Healthy Joints

Although there is no cure for arthritis, along with maintaining a healthy lifestyle, certain foods can help ease the inflammation that causes pain in the joints.

Aerobic exercise has also been found to help reduce the inflammation of joints and if it is too painful, swimming is a great alternative for keeping the body active and healthy

Here are just some of the foods that you should include in your diet:

 Salmon

Salmon has both calcium and vitamin D to help keep the bones strong. Additionally, salmon and other oily fish are loaded with omega-3’s, which helps curb inflammation in the joints.

Peppers

Red peppers are brimming with vitamin C, which helps your body make collagen – the part of your cartilage, tendons, and ligaments that cushions the joints and holds them together.

Cherries

Fresh cherries and tart cherry juice have been found to help curb inflammation. This is due to the plant chemicals that help cherries get their beautiful, bright crimson colour.

Turmeric

Turmeric is a staple in Indian food. It’s rich in a chemical called curcumin, which a study found to work as well as ibuprofen in easing knee aches and pains.

Try making a turmeric latte to gain the great benefits of curcumin without the overpowering taste of this healthy spice.

Oatmeal

Oats contain a concentrate source of fibre and nutrients. Along with being a great source of energy, whole grains have also been found to help reduce inflammation. So ditch the sugary cereals, and grab a bowl of organic oatmeal and dress it up with fresh berries for an anti-inflammatory bowl of goodness.

Walnuts

Walnuts are an indulgent nut and due to their high content of omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients, they help counter inflammation. However, keep in mind that while they are good for you, they are also high in calories, so limit yourself to a small handful as a healthy snack during the day.

 

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