Conservative estimates suggest that over 54 million adults struggle with some kind of diagnosed arthritis. We assist patients with overcoming the pain and limited range of motion associated with this condition, but there are ways you can help at home. The best place to start is in the kitchen. While diet alone can’t cure your arthritis, eating the right foods can improve the effectiveness of physical therapy treatments. Here are three of the best foods for arthritis relief. HOWYOUR DIET CAN HELP ARTHRITIC PAIN DO YOU HAVE THESE 3 FOODS IN YOUR MEAL PLAN?
being the most commonly occurring form of this condition, it’s imperative to maintain healthy levels of vitamin D in your diet. Milk, yogurt, and cheese are great foods to start with. For those with dairy allergies, try leafy greens or vegetables.
Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes are foods with a high citrus content, which is proven to help fight inflammation. In addition, the nutrients of these fruits help maintain healthy joints. A healthy diet is a must for anyone, especially those recovering from injury. You can take the benefits of physical therapy home with you just by watching what you eat. Combined with the proper rehabilitation plan, healthy foods can get you back to full strength in no time.
Full of fatty acids and other inflammation-fighting agents, fish is great for reducing joint pain. Two servings a week is enough to make a difference. Salmon, mackerel, and other omega-3-rich fish are dense in protein and will also help with muscle recovery around the joints.
Vitamin D is a necessity for calcium absorption, which leads to the development of dense, healthy bones. With osteoarthritis
SPICED PUMPKIN SEED CRUNCH
TAKE A BREAK
Inspired by Bon Appétit magazine
1 large egg white
1/4 cup shelled pumpkin seeds
1 teaspoon light agave syrup
1/4 cup shelled sunflower seeds
1/2 teaspoon garam masala or curry powder
1/4 cup raw cashews, coarsely chopped
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
Nonstick vegetable oil spray
1. Heat oven to 300 F. 2. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. 3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together egg white, agave, salt, and spices. Add nuts and seeds and toss until evenly coated. 4. Using a slotted spoon, strain spoonfuls of mixture over bowl and transfer to baking sheet. Discard excess egg white mixture. 5. Bake 20–25 minutes, tossing once. 6. Let cool and serve.
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