Many people suffer from arthritis and this arthritis causes stiffness and pain at the joints. Shedding the excess weight and keeping ourselves active are some of the remedies for arthritis. Severe cases are treated with steroid injections and even surgery. Researchers have found that arthritis can be controlled with our diet.
Taking soya protein everyday helps in reducing knee pain and lowers the use of pain killers. Soya is rich in isoflavones, a plant hormone that has anti-inflammatory properties. Flavored soya milk, edamame (baby soya beans) and soya chunks can be added to our daily diet.
Eating plenty of fruits that are packed with Vitamin C, like orange, papaya, kiwi, grapefruit and mango, reduces the risk of developing bone marrow lesions. Researchers say that the Vitamin C protects the knee joint and supporting structures.
Fish and fish oil can ease joint pains and stiffness. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish helps to block the chemicals that cause inflammation and also blocks the proteins that wear down knee cartilage. Eating two servings of oily fish ( mackerel or salmon) per week or one gram of omega -3s capsule every day is recommended.