No magic diet will make arthritis disappear. But a healthy diet can ease your pain, swelling, and inflammation.
1. Eat more Fruits and Veggies
Produce is packed with inflammation-fighting nutrients:
Research hasn't proven a diet rich in vitamin C will ease arthritis symptoms. But you'll keep your weight down and feel better.
2. Consume more Omega-3 Fats
Healthy omega-3 fats reduce inflammation:
Omega-6 fats, in red meat and vegetable oils (like corn and sunflower), increase inflammation.
3. Get more Vitamin D
Vitamin D and calcium are key for healthy bones and joints.
You'll find D in:
Taking D3 supplements when vitamin D levels are low can lessen osteoarthritis pain.
Diet + Exercise= Best
Research shows diet plus exercise reduces the stress of excess weight on arthritic knees. The combination is more effective than either diet or exercise alone.
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