Five anti-inflammatory foods to fight against arthritis - doctor's recommendation
Roughly 10 million people in the UK suffer from arthritis.
The conditions results in significant pain and nflammation in the joints and is often accompanied by swelling a tenderness in different parts of the body. However, while the symptoms of arthritis can be frustrating for patients, one doctor says an anti-inflammatory diet can significantly reduce pain.
Dr Sunni Patel, from Dish Dash Deets, highlighted that the foods he recommends will not outright cure arthritis. However, it can ease symptoms, especially the swelling and pain often associated with the condition, the Express reports.
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He said: "While they may not provide a cure for arthritis, incorporating these foods into your diet can potentially help ease symptoms and improve overall joint health."
Here are five anti-inflammatory foods that could help with symptoms associated with arthritis.
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Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fish, like salmon, mackerel, sardines, and trout, can help reduce joint pain and stiffness in people with arthritis, the doctor explained. Dr Patel recommended aiming for at least two servings of oily fish per week, with each serving being about 85 to 120 grams, to achieve a “good dose” of omega-3 fatty acids.
Turmeric’s yellow bright colour comes from a compound with strong anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, known as curcumin.
“There is no specific daily recommendation for turmeric, but including it in your diet (paired with black pepper to increase its absorption) as a spice or in dishes regularly can be beneficial,” the doctor said.