5 Effective Diet Remedies For Arthritis


Arthritis is a very painful disease and the people who have been suffering since long from this disease may wonder if eating certain healthy and tasty foods can alter their equation with arthritis pain, but the fact is that arthritis is a disease characterized by inflammation and eating foods which reduce or prevent inflammation can directly impact arthritis pain.

Including these foods in your daily diet can dramatically reduce the pain and discomfort accompanied by arthritis. Different diet remedies for arthritis are:

5 Diet Remedies For Arthritis


Ginger has traditionally been known as an effective home remedy for cold and cough. Now, scientists have added one more therapeutic property of ginger – its ability to reduce inflammation and help arthritis pain ease off.


 Use ginger in various forms to add flavor to your desserts, beverages and staple food. Its anti-inflammatory qualities will definitely help you feel better over a period of time.

Fish And Flaxseeds

Though I have mentioned fish and flaxseeds in the subheading, but you can include more and more of foods which are rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Almost a dozen studies have demonstrated the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids for arthritis patients, especially for people suffering from RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis).


These fatty acids help reduce inflammation and lubricate the joints, making them ideal food for arthritis. Include sardines, mackerel, tuna, anchovies, walnuts, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, etc. in your daily diet.

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Olive Oil

Though all variants of olive oil are good for arthritis and overall health, but when it comes to arthritis, extra virgin olive oil is the best bet. Extra virgin olive oil contains highest concentration of a natural compound called oleocanthal.

Olive Oil

This compuand helps in arthritis by blocking inflammatory pathways in body. Medicines like ibuprofen and aspirin also perform the same function in the body; hence including extra virgin olive oil in daily diet on regular basis can help you immensely.

Fresh Fruits And Vegetables

Dr Weil, the founder and director of Integrative Medicine and clinical professor of medicine at the University of Arizona, mentions on his website that eating 5 to 9 daily servings of fresh fruits and vegetables of different colors can help you ease the discomfort.  Various fruits and vegetables contain different types of antioxidants which protect our body from the cell damaging effect of free radicals and inflammation.

Fruits And Vegetables

Some researches have also suggested that certain antioxidants can help prevent arthritis, slow its progression in body and relieve pain. Include guavas, bell peppers, and citrus fruits for vitamin C, sweet potatoes, carrots, kale, and turnip for beta carotene, onions, leeks, tomatoes, broccoli, grapes, and apples with skin for Quercetin and eggplant, all kinds of berries, cherries, grapes, strawberries and onions for Anthocyanins.

Green Tea

Green tea also contains lots of antioxidants, including epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Researches have suggested that this antioxidant helps in stopping certain chemicals in the body which trigger inflammation.  Some initial studies have also suggested that EGCG and another antioxidant, found in green tea, Catechins, may prevent the cartilage from breaking down.

Green Tea

Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.