Healthy diet plan is key to joint pain relief

Experts say that obesity, gout or even a sprain can trigger joint pain. A healthy diet can help you from joint pain relief. Here’s what experts say you should choose to eat and avoid.

Joint pain relief: Obesity and inflammation are two major factors of joint pain, say experts.

Neighbourhood Lifestyle Desk/Avi Arya: Joint pain is very common condition that is triggered by obesity. Weight gain causes your joints to bear excess load, therefore cause inflammation and pain. There are various reasons of pain, from simple sprain to strain, osteoporosis (poor bone formation), osteoarthritis (break down of bone) etc. People suffering from food allergies also tend to get joint pain when they consume foods that they are intolerant to.

Here are some of the best foods to include in your diet:

Fish oil: The best natural sources of fish oil include wild salmon, trout and sardines, while vegetarians can opt for flax seed, chia seeds and organic soybeans. 2008 Australian study shows how fish oil reduces joint pain and boosts cardiovascular health.

Antioxidant-rich foods: Add some colour to your diet and include colourful fruits and vegetables. Loaded with pigments that work as antioxidants and reduce free radical damage, which brings down the inflammation.

Herbs and spices: Make sure you include medicinal herbs and spices to your meals. Ginger, turmeric and cinnamon are known for their anti-inflammatory properties.

Garlic: Compound diallyl disulphine found in garlic may limit cartilage-damaging enzymes in human cells.

Nuts: Brown rice, fibrous food, the skin of potatoes and nuts contain magnesium, which helps in bone mineralisation.

Prunes and apricots: These fruits are loaded with silicon which helps in the skeletal development.

Oranges and sweet lime: These fruits contain inistol, a carbohydrate that helps in calcium approbation. They are also rich in Vitamin C which helps in calcium absorption.


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