Cut Down on Sugar: Sugar is one of the most inflammatory foods you can eat. When it comes to arthritis, reducing inflammation is critical to alleviating pain as well as improving mobility and quality of life.
Get Fishy: Fish (or fish oil supplements, if you don’t eat fish at least twice a week) contains healthy omega-3 fatty acids that reduce inflammation in the body.
Reject Fried Foods: Few things are as inflammatory as fried foods so, when it comes to joint health, it is important to eliminate them from your diet.
Walk Your Way to Pain-Free Joints: In a study published in the journal Arthritis Care and Research, scientists found that for every 1,000 steps a person takes (approximately half a mile), she can reduce knee pain and physical limitation by about 18 percent. Build up your walking distances gradually and wear supportive and cushioning footwear.
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Adapted with permission from Arthritis-Proof Your Life: Secrets to Pain-Free Living without Drugs by Michelle Schoffro Cook (Humanix Books).