If your mornings begin with stiffness, pain and swelling of your joints you may be experiencing symptoms of osteoarthritis. In addition to getting regular exercise (low-impact is the best) and maintaining a healthy weight, consider the following nutritional strategies to help prevent or lessens symptoms.
- Eat foods rich in antioxidants. Fresh fruits and vegetables are good sources, and may help reduce tissue damage from inflammation.
- Get enough omega-3s. The omega 3 fatty acids provided in Oily fish such as wild Alaskan salmon, walnuts, and freshly ground flaxseed may help reduce the inflammation and pain of arthritis.
- Regularly use ginger and turmeric for their natural anti-inflammatory properties.
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