Foods That Help Treat Arthritis

Foods and the nutrients within them can help in the battle against arthritis. Here are some foods that can help, and why they work.

Foods and the nutrients within them can help in the battle against arthritis. Here are some foods that can help, and why they work.

Water is important for everyone. Drinking eight glasses of water a day can prevent kidney stones in some gout sufferers.

Anchovies contain just about a gram and a half of omega-3 fatty acids per three and a half ounce serving. Omega-3 fatty acids play a role in the regulation of your prostaglandins, which deals with inflammation and in turn pain. The drawbacks of anchovies are the high sodium content and nitrogen containing compounds called purines. If salt intake or gout are issues then choose another kind of fish such as mackerel, sablefish, striped bass or rainbow trout for your omega-3 fatty acid.

Oysters are an excellent source of zinc. Arthritis patents often have low levels of zinc in their blood. Deplete zinc supplies are associated with the joint pain and stiffness of arthritis. However, stay away from raw oysters since they have high bacteria levels. Eat your oysters well cooked or skip them completely.

Mangos are not simply a sweet treat. They are packed with three antioxidants. One medium sized mango has 100% of the beta-carotene, 90% of the vitamin C and 25% of the vitamin E that you need for an entire day. Papayas have similar health benefits. A single papaya has three times the daily requirement of vitamin C and a little more than half of the beta-carotene.

Grapes are a good source of the mineral boron, which is important for strong bones. Grape skins also contain the compound reservation, which can block inflammation and pain. Apples and nuts such as almonds, peanuts and hazelnuts are also prime sources for boron.

Garlic is not just great tasting. This ancient treatment for tuberculosis appears to relieve some arthritis pain. The consensus is that the sulfur content on the garlic is what causes the relief, but studies are still ongoing.

Curry is a combination of spices including turmeric, garlic, cumin, cinnamon and more. Curry contains powerful antioxidants that can alleviate inflammation and pain caused by arthritis.

Broccoli contains the powerful antioxidant and detoxifying agent glutathione. Studies have shown that people with low amounts of glutathione are more likely to develop arthritis. Tomatoes, oranges, potatoes, cauliflower, cabbage, avocadoes and grape fruit are also rich in glutathione.

Cantaloupe has large amounts of vitamin C and beta-carotene. These two vitamins help control the free range and oxidative damage the can contribute to arthritis.

The skin, peel and outer layers of citrus fruits like grapefruit are rich sources of bioflavonoid. Quercetin, hesperidin and rutin are bioflavonoid, which help increase capillary strength and permeability, fight inflammation, inhibit viruses and strengthen collagen, which is extremely important for joint health. 

Whole grains
are good sources of B vitamins, which are helpful in relieving arthritis symptoms. Vitamin B6 can reduce pain and increase performance of people suffering from carpel tunnel. Niacin can help improve joint mobility for arthritis sufferers and lesson the skin lessons for lupus sufferers. Vitamin B12 can help reduce the pain of chronic and acute bursitis.

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