If you happen to be living with joint pain, a condition that can seem unbearable at times, you might have taken all sorts of medications and dietary supplements in order to control the discomfort and live as normally as possible. But one thing you might not have considered is that the solution might really be as close as your fork or spoon. Yes, what you eat can help you to deal with joint pains. Read on for meal tips to help soothe your pain.
As part of your breakfast routine, why not get the recommended five or six servings of fruit per day with a nice fruit salad. Fruit, as well as vegetables and whole grains, fight inflammation. So take some of your favorite fruit, cut it up, put it into a bowl and—maybe after applying a bit of lemon juice to wake things up a bit—dig in. Bon appetit!
In the afternoon, take some of your favorite cold cuts and make a nice sandwich—use whole grain bread to get some inflammation-fighting goodness into your diet. Take one slice of the bread and add some turkey, chicken or your meat of choice. Layer it with some fresh lettuce and a few slices of tomato, use a bit of mayo if you like, and add the second slice of bread. Try eating your sandwich with a nice salad.
At dinner time, choose your fatty fish of choice—salmon, perhaps—and prepare it any way you please. Fatty fish like mackerel, tuna and salmon, contain loads of omega 3 fatty acids, and omega 3 is a known inflammation fighter. Remember that things like onions and garlic, which contain arthritis-fighting diallyl disulfide, can be added to the fish. Again, you can enjoy your fish with a salad.
When you’re feeling a bit peckish between meals, eat some seeds and nuts for a healthy snack that can help you to fight joint pain.
As you can see, it’s possible to incorporate good, healthy, food into your diet and to enjoy the health benefits. Joint pain is a condition that adversely impacts a lot of people. Get yours under control today by eating for your health.