7 Foods to Treat Arthritis Pain
Too many of us know–all too well–the pain and suffering that comes with having arthritis.

Or we have loved ones who do.

In my own family, my father, grandparents, aunts and uncles all talk about their chronic arthritis

pain and swap tips and folk remedies with each other.

Some remedies helped a little–and some did not.

My dear Aunt Mamie often swears that she can predict the weather by how her much legs hurt that day.

Because I care about them, I am constantly searching for natural remedies to help ease their pain.

I am delighted to share this guest post by Valeiria Dennis on foods that help treat  arthritis pain.


“There is no particular diet that has been shown

to cure arthritis but taking certain foods will help 

to boost immunity, strengthen bones and

reduce inflammation.”


7 Foods to Treat Arthritis Pain

People who suffer from arthritis are encouraged to take the following foods to help ease the symptoms:

1. Turmeric

7 Foods to Treat Arthritis Pain

If you’re looking for a way to help fight arthritis pain without drugs, then you need look no further because turmeric is the best food that can help you out. Studies have shown that turmeric has anti-inflammatory properties and modifies immune system responses.

Turmeric is widely available in supplement form, but if you want you can have it with water as well. Other than arthritis pain, it can also be used for headaches, bronchitis, colds, lung infections, fibromyalgia, leprosy, fever, menstrual problems, and cancer.

2. Soy

7 Foods to Treat Arthritis Pain

People who do not like taking fish are encouraged to take soybeans as they will provide the same health benefits. Soy products like edamame and tofu contain omega-3 fatty acids and these aid in reducing inflammation in the joints. Soybeans can also be considered to be good for the overall health of the body because they are high in fiber and proteins, and they are low in fat. They can be deemed to be some of the best foods for people suffering from rheumatoid arthritis as they promote joint and bone health.

3. Oils

7 Foods to Treat Arthritis Pain

Some oils are packed with ingredients that are important in reducing inflammation. Olive oil contains essential fats and oleocanthal and this works the same way as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in reducing inflammation. Sunflower oil and avocado oil have also been shown to decrease the level of cholesterol in the body. Walnut oil contains high doses of omega-3 fatty acids and this helps to reduce inflammation. Oils have been shown to be effective in people who suffer from “osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis“.

Olive oil has been shown to be effective in the prevention of inflammation related to arthritis because it contains oleocanthal. This is a compound that works the same way as aspirin and ibuprofen in blocking the pathways that cause pain and inflammation. It is advisable to use olive oil for cooking especially for people who suffer from arthritis instead of using commercial vegetable oils.

4. Cherries

7 Foods to Treat Arthritis Pain

The studies show that cherries help to reduce gout attacks. This is because they contain an ingredient called anthocyanins, and these help to reduce inflammation in the body. These ingredients are found in various types of berries like raspberries, black berries, elder berries, boysen berries, blue berries, black grapes, egg plant, black currents, red grapes, plums, and strawberries.

Anthocyanins contain potent antioxidants that inhibit the manufacture of inflammatory chemicals and these aid in reducing inflammation. They also help in maintaining the health of connective tissues. This is done by destroying the free radicals that irritate the tissues of the body and are likely to cause inflammation. Cherries have been shown to be effective in the treatment of gout that is a form of arthritis.

5. Broccoli

7 Foods to Treat Arthritis Pain


Broccoli is one of the best foods for people who suffer from arthritis pain. It contains vitamins C and K. It also contains sulforaphane, and this has been shown to reduce the development or the worsening of osteoarthritis. Broccoli also contains calcium, and this is important in maintaining bone and joint health.

6. Nuts


7 Foods to Treat Arthritis Pain
Nuts are essential for the general health of the body. The ingredients contained in most nuts include zinc, calcium, magnesium, protein, vitamin E, fiber, and alpha linolenic acid. These elements are necessary for maintaining the health of the heart and they also help with weight loss. These are all factors that are required for the treatment of arthritis. Patients who suffer from arthritis are encouraged to lose weight as this helps to reduce arthritis joint pain. Nuts have been shown to be effective in patients who suffer from rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis.

7. Garlic

7 Foods to Treat Arthritis Pain

Research shows that people who take garlic regularly in their diets have reduced risks of getting osteoarthritis. These are foods that belong to the allium family, and they include leeks, onions, and garlic. Health experts believe that the compound that is contained in garlic called diallyl disulphine may help to reduce the enzymes that are contained in human cells that damage cartilage. Garlic has been shown to be helpful for people who suffer from osteoarthritis.

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Most people who suffer from arthritis are likely to have bone and joint pains. It is important for them to consume healthy foods that help in maintaining bone health and joint health. There are various foods that assist in reducing inflammation and arthritis pain in the body. These foods include soy beans, various types of berrie, cherries and oils, nuts, broccoli, garlic and diverse types of fish. It is advisable to eat these foods regularly to maintain the health of both joints and bones.
About the Author:
Vaileria Dennis is an independent researcher of Health, DIY Beauty and Skin Care. Vaileria has a bachelor’s in Health and Skin care from California State University. She has contributed various Health and Beauty articles on well-known websites. In recent years she has had an opportunity to learn about Yoga and Meditation. Connect with her Facebook or follow her on Twitter.


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