You are what you eat, as the saying goes. If you add these foods to your diet, your days could be free of joint pain.
Montmorency Tart Cherries
This tiny, ruby-red fruit is packed full of phytochemicals design to provide anti-inflammatory benefits and reduce soreness. The first published study on joint benefits of cherries was published in the 1950’s in Prevention Magazine. So this Michigan-grown fruit has a long history of soothing the aches of joint pain sufferers.
In a study published by the University of Michigan stated tart cherries are natural source of anthocyanins. A powerful flavonoid that has demonstrated positive results on inflammation in joint pain in both double-blind studies and tube test analysis. You can enjoy the benefits of Montmorency tart cherries in both cherry juice concentrate and tart cherry capsule form.
The bright red coloring of this pepper is hard to miss. They are also very versatile and they can be enjoyed as a snack, with meals and used to enjoy with hummus.
This tasty vegetable is packed with vitamin C. Research suggests vitamin C is a component to help you body to make collagen. Collagen is found in your ligaments, tendons and cartilage. Finally, red peppers offer a very tasty flavor, too.
Like Montmorency tart cherries, walnuts have countless individuals that rely on the anti-inflammatory benefits offered. Walnuts offer a number of naturally occurring compounds including omega-3 fatty acids. However, one thing to keep in mind with walnuts is they are naturally high in calories; thus you may want to limit your daily consumption to a small handful daily.
A spice commonly found in Indian cuisines. Turmeric is rich in curcumin. This is a chemical that studies have indicated helps to ease joint pain and aches. Sprinkle some turmeric over rich or add to grilled vegetable for a little extra flavor.
Not only does oatmeal help you to feel fuller longer, it is also linked to reduce levels of inflammation. A small bowl of oatmeal is an excellent choice to get your day started or for a mid-afternoon snack. So rather than grabbing snacks or pastries, containing white flour, reach for a flavorful bowl of oatmeal. Finally, toss in some fresh or frozen fruit or mix in some tart cherry juice concentrate for extra flavor and pain reducing benefits.
Salmon, mackerel and trout at naturally high in omega-3 fatty acids. In a published study from Finland-based VTT Technical Research center, indicated these fish provided potent anti-inflammatory benefits. The study was conducted with 33 participants for eight weeks. After the study, the researchers discovered the group eating the fatty fish enjoyed a less inflammation, decreased morning stiffness and less overall pain points in the joints. Finally, the American Heart Association recommends at least two servings of fish in your diet weekly.
Thanks to food scientists, we now have a better understanding how foods offer powerful condition-specific benefits. This includes foods to help reduce inflammation and soreness. Grab a copy of the book entitled The Best Food Choices for Arthritis Sufferers