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5 Fabulous Foods That Fight Joint Pain

5 Fabulous Foods That Fight Joint Pain

Butternut Squash:  the secret here is carotenoids, which reduce the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammation-related disorders.  Squash also contains Vitamin C, which helps bones and cartilage.

Mushrooms: I was pleasantly surprised to learn that button mushrooms and shitake mushrooms have been found to target inflammatory agents in the body, thus bringing you relief from aching joints.

Extra virgin olive oil: studies have shown that EVOO contains polyphenols that fight inflammation and bring relief to aching muscles and joints.

Green tea: the antioxidants in green tea are a wonderful friend for those with stiff limbs and joints. Add a twist of lemon to your tea, and you’ll feel further relief because citrus builds collagen, which is essential for healthy cartilage.

Ginger: centuries before there was pain medication, there was ginger; simply grated into chai tea, or added to curries and soups. Ginger is a proven anti-inflammatory, so try and get more ginger on your plate, especially during the winter months when arthritis tends to flare up. (If you’re taking blood thinners, avoid ginger because it thins the blood.)

 

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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1:44AM PDT on Jun 12, 2013

Thanks for sharing this article about joint pains and where can i get Butternut Squash?

12:25AM PDT on May 11, 2013

Nice

12:50AM PDT on May 10, 2013

Good simple suggestions that work...thanks for the reminder!!

2:36AM PDT on May 9, 2013

Thank you so much for posting this! Got most of them and Love most...although if you are married, garlic is not pleasant in the breath period!

6:09AM PDT on May 8, 2013

Thanks ..

9:01PM PDT on May 7, 2013

TY

7:25AM PDT on May 7, 2013

thanks

9:46AM PDT on May 5, 2013

Thank you

6:33AM PDT on May 5, 2013

Thanks,,

1:26AM PDT on May 5, 2013

Thank you :)

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