Top 5 Foods That Reduce Inflammation
What if our diet could directly help reduce joint pains associated with osteoarthritis? This is indeed the case since some foods have natural anti-inflammatory properties containing a variety of nutrients. You will find below our top 5 foods that reduce inflammation!
Salmon, sardines, anchovies, mackerel… They are all oily fish we can easily find at the supermarket. Packed with omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D, these fish have proved beneficial to reduce inflammation and encourage joint health. If consumed regularly (i.e. at least 2 servings per week), they can help alleviate the symptoms and the pain associated with osteoarthritis.
Garlic can add a little spice and a lot of flavour when you’re cooking! Further, as shown by several studies, it contains many anti-inflammatory and antioxidant agents that are beneficial in the prevention of articular disorders. Don’t be afraid to add it to your meals, your joints and taste buds will thank you.
Ginger is a strong anti-inflammatory agent. It has been used for millennia for its properties to alleviate some aches (bloating, nausea, pain, etc.). Therefore, it’s not surprising ginger is included in our top 5 anti-inflammatory foods.
Broccoli & Other Cruciferae
Sulforaphane is a plant compound that is found in many cruciferous vegetables that are great for your health because of their high fibre, mineral and vitamin content, along with their low caloric value. This compound directly helps reduce inflammation. Broccoli, kale, green cabbage, Brussels sprouts, and rutabaga are all vegetables that are rich in this important nutrient!
Like fatty fish, eggs enriched with Omega-3 provide our body with this anti-inflammatory nutrient. Did you know that several studies have shown that eggshell membrane contains many elements that are very useful to alleviate joint pains? These include collagen, elastin, and glycosaminoglycan. Eggshell membrane is, however, only available as a dietary supplement.
Our product Genacol Pain Relief contains a water-soluble eggshell membrane as well as AminoLock Collagen to relieve joint pain associated with osteoarthritis in less than 5 days. It helps reduce inflammation, regenerate cartilage and improve joint mobility.
About Arthritis & Inflammation
An estimated 1 in 6 Canadians is dealing with osteoarthritis daily. This condition causes a progressive deterioration of joint cartilage and tissues. Such damage leads to significant pain when the joints are used. To date, it is not possible to cure osteoarthritis; however, many factors can relieve the symptoms as well as prevent its progression and support optimal joint function.
Inflammation is a physiological process that is normally useful and helps fight infections. However, in the case of osteoarthritis, inflammation can result in swollen joints, thus causing joint pain and stiffness. Because of complications associated with the disease’s development, you need to make daily actions in order to prevent its progression and its impact on your everyday life.
Food and Its Impact on Inflammation
Many good habits can help decrease inflammatory factors and relieve symptoms associated with osteoarthritis. These include, in particular, good sleep quality, physical activity, dietary supplements and a healthy diet.
The food we eat has a direct impact on the level of inflammation in our body. Refined carbohydrates, fried foods, sweet foods and sugary drinks, hydrogenated fats, and processed meats all contain elements constantly activating the body’s immune response, thus increasing the inflammation process, including for joint tissues. Typically bad for your health, these types of food can also lead to weight gain, overweight and obesity are direct risk factors for inflammation and many serious conditions…
In comparison, many foods contain anti-inflammatory nutrients that have health benefits and that are good for your body.
Eat well, be active, feel better!