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The Best Foods for Arthritis

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List of the best foods for arthritis, as ranked by health care professionals and Ranker users. Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease in which the immune system attack the lining of a person’s joints, causing horrible inflammation and pain. The pain is so debilitating that it can be tough to walk or even hold a pen. While there are many medications designed to prevent further spread of arthritis symptoms, it’s important to also change one’s diet. Plenty of foodshave the nutrients that are needed to calm inflammation and dull the pain of arthritis. Foods with antioxidants, omega-e fatty acids, anthocyanins, and vitamin C are great for treating arthritis.

The best foods to consume when you’re suffering from arthritis are fruits, vegetables, whole grains, many types of fish, and olive oil. Foods with carotenes, such as pumpkin, carrots, and kale, can stop the growth of inflammation. Vitamin C-rich foods, including oranges, bell peppers,kidney beans, and cauliflower, help the body develop healthy cartilage from collagen.

What are the best foods to treat arthritis and arthritis symptoms? As long as you keep your diet filled with the sorts of foods on this list, you can ensure that the inflammation and pain in your joints from head to toe are eased. If you know of a food that fights arthritis that isn't on the list of foods to ease arthritis pain, make sure to add it.

  • Green tea
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    Green tea is made from the leaves from Camellia sinensis that have undergone minimal oxidation during processing. Green tea originated in China, but it has become associated with many cultures throughout Asia. Green tea has recently become relatively widespread in the West where black tea has been the traditionally consumed tea. Green tea has become the raw material for extracts used in various beverages, dietary supplements, and cosmetic items. Many varieties of green tea have been created in the countries where it is grown. These varieties can differ substantially due to variable growing conditions, horticulture, production processing, and harvesting time. Many claims have been made for... more on Wikipedia
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  • Carrot
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    The carrot is a root vegetable, usually orange in colour, though purple, red, white, and yellow varieties exist. It has a crisp texture when fresh. The most commonly eaten part of a carrot is a taproot, although the greens are sometimes eaten as well. It is a domesticated form of the wild carrot Daucus carota, native to Europe and southwestern Asia. The domestic carrot has been selectively bred for its greatly enlarged and more palatable, less woody-textured edible taproot. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reports that world production of carrots and turnips for calendar year 2011 was almost 35.658 million tonnes. Almost half were grown in China. Carrots are... more on Wikipedia
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  • Orange
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    The orange is the fruit of the citrus species Citrus × sinensis in the family Rutaceae. The fruit of the Citrus sinensis is considered a sweet orange, whereas the fruit of the Citrus aurantium is considered a bitter orange. The orange is a hybrid, possibly between pomelo and mandarin, which has been cultivated since ancient times. As of 1987, orange trees were found to be the most cultivated fruit tree in the world. Orange trees are widely grown in tropical and subtropical climates for their sweet fruit. The fruit of the orange tree can be eaten fresh, or processed for its juice or fragrant peel. As of 2012, sweet oranges accounted for approximately 70% of citrus production. In 2010, 68.3... more on Wikipedia
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