Rheumatoid Arthritis (in short RA) is a severe medical condition in which immune system of one’s body starts attacking healthy tissues of its own causing severe pain in joints of hands and feet. There is no cut off age for RA and even it may develop in children. However, according to Arthritis foundation, the disease is more common in women than in men in age group of 30 to 60 years. And according to a case study published at healthynews24, every year in every 100,000 people 41 people are diagnosed for RA. Taking all these points in mind, it is clear that Rheumatoid Arthritis is a serious health condition that has direct impact one one’s health as well as in financial condition.
However, there are some natural remedies that can relieve you from your joints pain if taken properly.
- Green tea
Green tea is a rich source of EGCG, catechin and polyphenols that have anti-inflammatory properties. It not only relieves you from joints pain but also treat various other chronic health conditions.
Pineapple is good for arthritis inflammation because it has a protein, bromelain that helps in minimizing arthritis pain.
- Foods rich in dietary fiber
To digest the food, your body needs dietary fiber and they help in minimizing inflammation. Walnuts, almonds, peanuts all can help you in relieving joints pain.
- Olive oil
Olive oil has anti-inflammatory properties and is good for minimizing the pain in your joints.
- Carrots and sweet potatoes
These both natural sweeteners have good amounts of antioxidants (Vitamin C, Beta-carotene) that kill bacterial causing inflammation at your joints.
Flaxseeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acid that helps in fighting arthritis pain. You can use flaxseeds oil or raw flaxseeds both can work the same way.
- Grape juice
It is tasty and a good source of anthocyanin, an antioxidant that can minimize arthritis pain.
In a study conducted by JNR, it is found that use of parsley has good impact of relieving inflammation in rats. It can be digested as raw leaves or juice of leaves.
It is suggested for a patient of arthritis to use as much as possible foods rich in antioxidants. And kale has abundance of antioxidants that can fight arthritis inflammation. Along with kale, start using pumpkins, squash, broccoli etc.
- Berries, papaya, cherries as well as watermelons
All these fruits are rich sources of antioxidants so start using them today.
A study conducted in Spain on Cocoa has revealed that it is effective in curing rheumatoid arthritis. Cocoa is rich in flavonols that ease arthritis inflammation.
In a study conducted in 2008 by Michigan University, it has been found that quercetin, a flavonoid has good effect in reducing arthritis inflammation.
Ginger has many health benefits from improving blood flow in arteries to sore throat. However, it is also good for improving inflammation in joints.
Coriander powder has good healing properties in case of swelling and inflammation.
Turmeric is a very popular spice in Asian dishes. It has good healing properties and usually used in relieving joints pain.