Over the years there have been several studies done that point toward certain fruits and vegetables as being beneficial to joints. Experts suggest that the Mediterranean Diet and the foods below are part of the ultimate diet for optimal joint health. While you still need to check in with your doctor, adding these foods to your diet could be beneficial.
According to the National Institutes of Health, pomegranates contain antioxidants and can help with joints.
Papaya contains Vitamin C. Why is “C” so important? It plays an enzymatic role in collagen development, which contributes to joint health.
This Vitamin D containing food, along with other foods, including eggs and fortified milk, can help support bone health.
Beta-carotene is what makes them orange and it also helps neutralize the free-radicals that can have negative effects on your body.
Rainbow trout and several other varieties of fish contain a high level of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3’s help to regulate the production of molecules that can affect joint health.
They may make you cry when you cut them, but the bioflavonoids in onions may also bring smiles. Onions and other foods that contain quercetin and anthocyanidins, like lingonberries, are great for antioxidant support.
These foods and more can be great helpers for your joints and bones. The effects of good food combined with a balanced diet, approved by your healthcare provider, can help you feel better.