Whilst there are no specific foods that can cure arthritis, certain ingredients have been shown to reduce inflammation, boost your immune system, strengthen bones, protect against the side effects of medication, and help you feel better.
Rather than focusing on individual foods, it’s more important to look at your diet as a whole to ensure that it’s varied, balanced and full of vital nutrients, minerals and antioxidants that contribute to a healthy mind and body.
Please note: An arthritis diet should not replace other treatments for the condition. In addition to diet, maintaining a healthy weight is one of the best ways to manage arthritis, as excess weight places more strain on your joints and increases the likelihood of developing other conditions like gout and high cholesterol. This, combined with regular physical exercise, can help to reduce symptoms.
If you are worried about arthritis, please speak to a medical professional, like your GP, for tailored treatment.