If you have chronic inflammation, then you can use these 5 foods to ease arthritis pain. According to the Center for Disease Control there are over 54 million people that have arthritis. This is almost 25% of the adult population.
And while there are several types of arthritis. What is common to all of them is:
Chronic Inflammation and Fibrin!
Our food choices contributes to this chronic inflammation. In my article titled “5 Foods That Trigger Arthritis Pain” I identify the following:
Gluten Containing Foods
Blackened or Charred Foods
For most of the United States, the first three are consumed on a daily basis. All three create inflammation within your body. And if you eat them daily, then the result is chronic inflammation.
Chronic inflammation causes the body to treat this as an injury. This results in excessive fibrin, which is a contributing factor of arthritis and joint inflammation.
Fibrin has to be addressed. Because of this my next article titled “Proteolytic Enzymes To Address Fibrin” will help you understand how to eliminate this from your body.
In today’s article I want to help you understand how to choose foods that ease arthritis pain. There are 5 that I would recommend. They are:
Raw Fruits and Vegetables
Let’s look at each of them to help you understand why they are foods that ease arthritis pain.
Fatty Fish – This would be meals that contain salmon, mackerel, sardines and trout. The reason why they are good is that they contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids.
Omega-3 fatty acids turn off inflammation. If you do not want to include these types of fish into your daily diet, then you need to include a good quality omega-3 supplement. One that contains at least the following:
1000 mg of Fish Oil
380 mg of EPA
190 mg of DHA
The best results would to take this level of omega-3 for at least two of your meals. This is the single most important step to take.
Raw Fruits and Vegetables – Raw is better than cooked because you need the enzymes and nutrients to help you address inflammation. Cooking can destroy them. The following are the top 4 to consume:
Broccoli – multiple studies have shown how this vegetable reduces inflammation. Plus broccoli contains a compound called sulforaphane that helps to block the formation of a cell type involved in rheumatoid arthritis.
Berries – the darker the berry the better as they contain antioxidant, vitamins and minerals that help to decrease inflammation. Plus most berries are rich in quercetin and rutin. These both help to reduce inflammation.
Spinach – is an ideal addition to any meal. Its antioxidants help reduce inflammation. Plus spinach is high in kaempferol. Kaempferol has been shown to decrease the effects of the inflammatory agents involved in rheumatoid arthritis.
Grapes – are high in antioxidants and compounds that reduce inflammation. One of these compounds is resveratrol. Usually this ingredient is associated with improved heart health. But it has also been shown to be helpful in the treatment of arthritis.
Garlic – contains ingredients that help turn off inflammation. In one study of 1082 twins, those that ate more garlic had a reduced risk for osteoarthritis.
If you don’t like the smell of garlic, then you can always use a supplement to help you gain the active ingredients that will address inflammation.
Walnuts – whether it be a simple snack, or something you add to your meal, walnuts are great. They are nutrient-dense and contain multiple compounds that reduce the inflammation associated with arthritis
Plus they are high in omega-3 fatty acids, which turn off inflammation.
Olive Oil – there are multiple studies that show how this oil helps to reduce inflammation, especially inflammation associated with arthritis. And if you switch to pastas that are gluten free, then you can add olive oil to the pasta after it is cooked. This provides two benefits:
Benefit 1 – is that you removed gluten from your diet, which is a big contributor to inflammation that leads to arthritis.
Benefit 2 – you keep that pasta from sticking together by adding an oil that helps to reduce inflammation.
Well, those are my suggestions for foods that ease arthritis pain. They are foods designed to lower inflammation in your body. This is key.
But what is also key is to eliminate fibrin.
This is so important that my next article will help you understand why. And what you need to consume that increases your body’s use of proteolytic enzymes to help your joints heal.
Blessing Lives Through Nitric Oxide Therapy!