Fight Arthritis Pain and Inflammation with These 7 Foods

Foods Arthritis

Broccoli is one of the many foods that can help relieve arthritis pain and inflammation.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that nearly one in two people may develop knee osteoarthritis by the age of 85 years. Two out of three will develop it sometime during their lifetimes.

These are sobering statistics, and help remind us of how many of us may eventually suffer from joint pain and degradation. Though we have a number of pain-relieving drugs, these are poor long-term solutions. Over a period of several years, some patients “get used” to them and no longer enjoy as much pain relief. Some pills can also increase risk of gastrointestinal bleeding.

Fortunately, a number of foods contain natural anti-inflammatory properties that can help alleviate the pain of arthritis. Here are seven with promising research behind them.


Acai Reduces Joint Pain

Acai (ah-sigh-ee) is native to the Amazon rain forest in Central and South America. It is an exotic fruit categorized as a super fruit. The fruit grows in bunches of 3-8 dark purple berries on the acai palm tree. It has been used for culinary purposes as well as medicinal purposes in many countries. Acai has been used traditionally for eliminating intestinal parasites, to ease chronic diarrhea and dysentery, build the immune system and as an energy booster. Recent research suggests the fruit may be beneficial for cardiovascular health, slowing prostate cancer and breast cancer, reducing risk of Alzheimer’s disease, alleviating pain and discomfort of arthritis, dental health and weight loss. (more…)