Joint Health

Change your diet to beat arthritis pain

 

If you have arthritis, you know that this condition can leave you with some seriously achy joints. Luckily, there are many natural ways to help relieve this pain, such as an herbal joint supplement like Lubra Joint from Herbal Groups. There are also changes you can make to your diet that may improve your arthritis symptoms. Recently, The Chicago Tribune published an article by registered dietitian Sharon Palmer, who spoke to experts about how food can help you reduce inflammation – the main cause of arthritis pain.

The article cited a 2006 review published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology which showed that diets high in sugar, starches and red meat may worsen inflammation and joint pain, so choose healthier foods.

"Foods that contain high amounts of antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, such as berries, beans, broccoli, spinach, kale, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, grapes and fish will help reduce inflammation throughout the body," said Jessica Crandall, R.D., quoted by the news source.

WebMD recommends that people with arthritis switch from butter to olive oil. This oil is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to have powerful inflammation-fighting properties. So the next time you're at a restaurant and they bring you bread, ask if they have olive oil available instead of dipping into the butter.

Have changes in your diet ever improved your arthritis pain? 

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