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Thursday, 22 October 2015 10:37

Top Foods and Nutrients for Arthritis Pain Relief by Annie Lizstan

Lack of physical exercise and poor diet can lead to a number of physical ailments. People who do not have good eating habits and lack extensive physical exercise are more prone to weight related diseases like obesity, heart complications and arthritis. Many of these physical complications come with severe pain that can affect the individual on a daily basis.

There are many things you can do to avoid weight related diseases. Engaging in physical exercises and eating a balanced and healthy diet are the most effective methods. There are many foods that are recommended which act as natural supplements for arthritis, a condition that leads to swelling and joint pain. This condition can affect the individual’s quality of life and pain relief is sought by many. Eating the right foods can have a huge affect on pain caused by arthritis.  

Olive oil

Olive oil is good for its healthy monounsaturated fats. Besides these fats, olive oil contains oleocanthal. Olive oil is a natural compound that helps to suppress arthritis-related inflammation. This compound serves the same inflammatory blockage purpose just like the aspirin and ibuprofen medications do. Blocking the pathways of inflammation means blocking the pain associated with arthritis. Olive oil should be used in lieu of usual vegetable oils when cooking. Although olive oil is high in calories, as many oils are, it can significantly help in reducing pain! Note: The quantities of oleocanthal in the olive oil get higher with greater taste.

Green tea

Green tea contains a natural and healthy compound that is not present in the regular black tea known as epigallocatechin-3-gallate. Epigallocatechin-3-gallate is an antioxidant compound. The compound is very crucial in the body because it prevents the production and release of certain inflammatory chemicals in the body. The epigallocatechin-3-gallate contained in the green tea aids in reducing and preventing arthritis pain and other symptoms by preventing cartilage break down thus preserving the joints for longer.

Turmeric and Ginger

These are among the spices that contain beneficial phytonutrients with powerful effects on health. It is advisable to use them in the diet for arthritis treatment as they have anti-inflammatory effects. Also, ginger works the same way as some arthritis pain relief medications.

 Nutrients to Consider


  • Omega-3s are attributed to less fatigue, greater strength, less joint stiffness, reduced joint swelling and tenderness and less overall pain in arthritis patients.


  • Carotenoids are natural antioxidant compounds found in most fruits and vegetables. They are commonly used to reduce the risk of developing inflammation-related disorders such as arthritis.

Vitamin C

  • Vitamin c is a nutrient that directly affects the health of collagen, a component of cartilage. Eating a diet that is rich in vitamin C is essential as it helps in reducing the risk of contracting arthritis.


  • Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants that aid in suppressing the inflammatory effects of arthritis. They block the production of inflammatory chemicals in the body. Also, these compounds are for arthritis pain relief as they contribute to the health of connective tissue and aid in diffusing dangerous free radicals that irate body tissue thus causing inflammation.


Practising healthy and balanced dieting is among the most natural and affordable means of achieving and maintaining health. Maintaining a good physical condition is the best way to reduce the risks of contracting physical complications. There are foods that are good and should be in the diets of people suffering from arthritis to help suppress the disease’s symptoms. Pain and inflammation are among the most disturbing symptoms of arthritis. With the right diet, you can effectively suppress these symptoms with time. 

Click here to watch a video on other foods that help with arthritis!

Author Bio

Annie Lizstan works as a health and beauty consultant for online websites and an independent researcher by profession. She had completed her studies from university of Arizona and lives in Wasilla, Alaska. She always like to explore her ideas about health, fitness, and beauty. Recently, she had the opportunity to explore brain health and lifestyle news. She has experience researching as a passion as well as profession. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

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