Joint pain and inflammation can be painful, and believe it or not, your diet can alleviate or add to the pain you feel. Research indicates that limiting inflammatory foods and introducing anti inflammatory foods while pursuing a low inflammation diet may reduce joint pain.
Foods That Make Up a Great Low Inflammation Diet
Herring, trout, mackerel, and tuna may all be incredibly beneficial. The omega 3 fatty acids contained in fish oil are anti inflammatory and healthy, helping to ease morning stiffness and help tender joints. Talk to a doctor about supplements or start including in your diet.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
It contains oleocanthal, which blocks inflammation-causing enzymes, working much like aspirin or ibuprofen does.
Fiber found in whole grains, fruits and vegetables may help with reducing inflammation. Adding fiber to the diet lowers levels of C-reactive proteins in the blood, studies show. Strawberries are especially effective. Go shopping for a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables to add to your diet, from bananas and citrus to spinach, carrots and Swiss chard.
Foods You Should Avoid as Part of a Low Inflammation Diet
Fried and Processed Foods
Cutting back on these types of foods can reduce inflammation, according to researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Standing for an advanced glycation end product, AGEs are toxins that appear when foods are pasteurized, grilled, fried, or heated. They damage proteins and the body uses inflammatory cytokines to break them up, causing inflammation.
Lots of sugar and refined carbs in the diet cause major inflammation. Cut out the white flour, soda, baked goods and candy and seek alternatives such as agave and honey for sweeteners.
Dairy's protein can irritate joint tissue for some people. Try to get protein from more vegetables and lentils and beans as well as quinoa and tofu to avoid this.
Alcohol cuts into a healthy lifestyle, with your diet, exercise, and rest.
High in omega 6 fatty acids, they can trigger inflammation. Omega 3 foods such as fish and olive oil are a better choice.
Salt and Preservatives
Too much salt can produce excessive inflammation, which is bad for joints. Avoid foods high in salts and loaded with preservatives, such as frozen meals, for best results with a low inflammation diet.
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