Arthritis symptoms – add these five foods to your diet to slash joint pain

Arthritis symptoms – add these five foods to your diet to slash joint pain

Arthritis is a common condition that affects people of all ages, according to the NHS.It’s usually caused by a wearing down of the smooth cartilage that lines the joints.Tendons and ligaments have to work harder after cartilage is worn away, and it may even lead to bone rubbing on bone.Arthritis symptoms can include joint pain, restricted movement and inflammation.But, you could lower your risk of arthritis pain by adding these foods to your diet. Related articles Arthritis pain: Best exercise to reverse joint symptoms Eating this Mexican fruit can reduce arthritis pain ApplesEating just one apple a day could help to relieve joint pain, according to nutritionist Dr Sarah Brewer.“Eat an apple a day for their anti-inflammatory polyphenols,” she said.“One large apple [100g] provides the same benefits against inflamed joints as 1,500mg of vitamin C.“Wash but don’t peel your apples – the polyphenols are five times more concentrated in the skin than the flesh.” 10 foods to reduce rheumatoid arthritis symptoms Wed, November 8, 2017 Rheumatoid arthritis: Foods to reduce arthritis symptoms and pain. Play slideshow Getty 1 of 11 The best foods for reducing the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis AvocadoAvocado is a great superfood for arthritis patients to eat.It’s a natural anti-inflammatory that may even reverse osteoarthritis, Brewer said.“Avocado supplies unique anti-inflammatory substances that suppress joint inflammation by reducing production of inflammatory cytokines.“These have been found to promote the repair of cartilage in osteoarthritis by stimulating the activity of osteoblasts [bone-building cells] and chondrocytes [cartilage cells].”Brazil nutsEating more Brazil nuts could help to relieve joint pain, the nutritionist claimed.The nuts are the best dietary source of selenium available, which helps to improve the quality of cartilage proteins.Just a single brazil nut contains at least 50mg of selenium, Brewer revealed.Curry spices“Curry spices – such as anise, chilli, cloves, cumin, fennel, ginger, mustard and turmeric -can reduce inflammation and improve arthritis pain in a similar way to aspirin.“Curry spices can modulate the activation of immune cells and reduce expression of inflammatory cytokines.“Turmeric contains curcumin, which reduces cartilage destruction in osteoarthritis, and is as effective as ibuprofen for reducing joint pain.”OnionsArthritis patients should eat more onions to reduce symptoms, the nutritionist revealed.The vegetable works by reducing inflammation in painful joints.“Onions are rich source of polyphenols and thiosulfinates, that suppress the production of inflammatory cytokines to reduce inflammation.“Red onions have the highest content of antioxidants.”

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