Fighting Pain Naturally with These Anti-Inflammatory Foods
Enhance your menu with fish and red fruit, spice soup and meat dishes with turmeric, advise nutritionists.
Fish lubricates the joints
Seafood and fish, particularly fatty, are excellent sources of omega-3 fatty acids, DHA and EPA that prevent inflammation and joint pain. It is enough to eat two fatty fish (salmon, mackerel ...) a week, so that to provide your body with these important ingredients. In addition to fish, omega-3 fatty acids are also found in the nuts, cold pressed olive oil, rapeseed, eggs.
Red fruit prevents inflammation
Thanks to a strong anti-inflammatory effect, strawberries, cherries, currants, mulberries and blueberries and red grapes are the best allies against joint pain. Rich in antioxidants (polyphenols, vitamin C and E, beta carotene), this fruit prevents oxidation of cells that accompanies inflammation. To alleviate the pain, you should eat 45 cherries, 400 g of red grapes a week, or a handful of red fruit a day.
Turmeric for better mobility
Numerous researches have confirmed that the polyphenol curcumin, contained in your favorite Indian spice, effectively blocks cytokines, substances that encourage the formation of inflammation. It has been shown that in patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, Turmeric improves joint mobility. The recommended daily dose of curcumin is 375 mg per day, or a teaspoon turmeric spice. Ginger and red pepper can also improve body mobility.