Beat aches and pains
It’s easy to make arthritis-friendly nutrients part of a sensible daily diet because there’s such a variety of them, covering virtually every food group. But with any nutrient, certain foods will always be richer sources than others. Keep reading for nine super sources of the nutrients that battle arthritis best.
Salmon is among the richest sources of healthy fats, making it an ideal source of omega-3 fatty acids, especially because it’s less likely than other cold-water fish to harbour high levels of toxic mercury. In addition to its fatty oils, salmon contains calcium, vitamin D and folate. Besides helping with arthritis, eating salmon may protect the cardiovascular system by preventing blood clots, repairing artery damage, raising levels of good cholesterol and lowering blood pressure.
Bananas are perhaps best known for packing potassium, but they’re also good sources of arthritis-fighting vitamin B6, folate and vitamin C. What’s more, this easily digested, dense fruit is a prime source of soluble fibre, an important part of your diet if you’re trying to lose weight because it helps you feel full without adding calories.