5 Top Foods To Ease Arthritis Knees

by Suzanne Andrews

Help! I Have Knee Pain, but Don’t Like Taking Medicines to Workout

5 Top Foods To Ease Arthritis Knees that Work The Same As Medications!

According to recent studies, arthritis suffers can relieve pain in their knees by eating five unique foods. Each item has the same pain-fighting properties as over-the-counter medications.

  1. Red Grapes

Red grapes have a strong compound that eliminates specific enzymes that cause tissue degeneration. Although unprocessed grapes can ease tension around the joints, your pain symptoms will reduce faster if you drink a glass of red wine or red grape juice instead. The pain-fighting compound absorbs quicker in a liquid form.

  1. Ginger

 Ginger is commonly used to improve digestion. However, it can also relieve severe knee pain. Studies have shown that a ginger extract reduces soreness after a workout.

  1. Soy

 Soy-based products can decrease pain symptoms by nearly 20 percent. Scientists at Oklahoma State University discovered that typical patients will need less pain medications if they eat 40 grams of soy for 90 days. Soy milk and tofu are very effective, but patience is required because the anti-inflammatory properties will not take effect until two or three weeks later.

  1. Coffee

 Most over-the-counter medications that treat headaches and cold symptoms have caffeine. According to doctors, caffeine has properties that enhance the effectiveness of painkillers. This is why patients who consume caffeine moderately reduce joint pain by nearly 50 percent following an intense workout.

 Caffeine can also increase your pain threshold. However, if you drink too much coffee, minor health problems may occur. To achieve the best results, drink one cup before each workout session.

  1. Fish

 Fish has omega-three fatty acids, which can manage inflammation that is caused by rheumatoid arthritis. At the University of Pittsburgh, 60 test subjects experienced less muscle tension after they consumed fish oil for 90 days. Many of the patients did not take any pain medications throughout the trial.

According to doctors, arthritis suffers should eat about two meals that contain a fatty fish every week. Typical options include trout, snapper, tuna, sardines, and mackerel. If you do not like fish, consider taking a supplement that has DHA and EPA. Consult a doctor before consuming any omega-three supplements because the EPA and DHA can increase the effects of certain medications.

The other 50% of relieving pain is to do evidenced based exercises demonstrated in therapy because they are medically proven to ease arthritis pain.

Suzanne Andrews is a licensed Occupational Therapy Clinician with 30 years exercise expertise. Airing to over 49 million on Public Television, Suzanne Andrews, a licensed Occupational Therapy Clinician, (they specialize in function) creates evidenced based fitness programs for specific health conditions. Originally created in 2008 with it’s first run on WDSC TV, Functional Fitness with Suzanne Andrews broadcasts on 113 Public Television stations.

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