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6 Best And Worst Foods For Your Joints

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Knee pain while climbing stairs is often the first sign of osteoarthritis. Physical therapy or some exercises at home will help you, but you also need a more joint-friendly diet. Certain foods protect against arthritis, while others can worsen it. Keep these picks and skips in mind the next time you hit the grocery store.

1. Virgin olive oil

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It contains a compound that helps lower the levels of inflammatory enzymes in the body, similar to the way some NSAIDs work.

2. Best: Wine

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People who drink four to six glasses a week are less likely to get osteoarthritis. Credit is to be given to wine’s antioxidants.

3. Fatty fish

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Fatty fish are loaded with inflammation-busting omega-3 fatty acids. They help alleviate symptoms of osteoarthritis.

4. Cheese

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Eating cheese will speed up the progression of joint pains. It is possible due to its high fat content.

5. Beer

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The more you drink, the greater your odds of knee or hip osteoarthritis. It could be the extra pressure on joints from the dreaded “beer belly”.

6. Trans fat

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Found in many baked goods, chips and fried foods, it’s a double whammy on your joints, triggering inflammation and weight gain.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

CureJoy Editorial

The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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