Anti-Inflammatory Foods

We know that ice, anti-inflammatory meds, and weight management can help reduce joint pain. But did you know that the FOODS you eat can also improve joint inflammation?

The following NUTRIENTS found in these FOODS may help relieve joint pain and decrease inflammation:

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Olive Oil, Salmon, Tuna, Almonds, Walnuts, Chia Seeds, Flax Seeds

Vitamin D

Canned Tuna, Milk, Salmon, Swordfish.

Vitamin C

Blueberries, Blackberries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Oranges, Mangoes, Grapefruit, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Bell Peppers, Onion, Spinach, Tomatoes

Beta Carotene

Broccoli, Cantaloupe, Carrots, Kale, Red & Yellow Peppers, Romaine Lettuce, Spinach, Sweet Potatoes

Monounsaturated Fats

Almonds, Avocadoes, Peanut Butter, Pine Nuts, Pistachios, Sesame Oil, Sunflower Oil, Walnuts

Other sources that may decrease inflammation

Catechins found in Green Tea

Curcumin found in Tumeric

Ginger

Bromelain found in Pineapple

Cherries

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar

Minimize or Avoid these inflammatory FOODS that may aggravate joint pain:

Highly processed foods

Saturated fat in meats and dairy products

Added sugars in drinks and foods


To learn more about how you can improve your overall health and wellness through PRA’s Get Healthy PT Program contact Julie Fitzpatrick, DPT at 319-339-3611 or jfitzpatrick@praiowa.com.

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