Foods to Reduce Inflammation: Pomegranate
When researchers at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland put pomegranate extract on samples of cartilage damaged by osteoarthritis, it lowered levels of an inflammatory chemical linked with overproduction of a certain enzyme. This enzyme is essential for cartilage replacement but when too much is produced (as in osteoarthritis), cartilage wears down. Joints likely absorb the juice when you drink it. (Here’s how to deal with frozen shoulder pain—yes, it’s a real thing!)
Aim for: 2-3 tablespoons (30-45 mL) undiluted juice daily.