A team of researchers at Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT), Bhubaneswar have come up with a definitive list of foods that can help combat most of symptoms of arthritis such as pain and joint inflammation.
Researchers explained that foods such as ginger, blueberries, olive oil and green tea are superfoods that can help in fighting rheumatoid arthritis. Such foods reduce joint stiffness and pain by lowering inflammatory chemicals released by the immune system called cytokines. Moreover, they are also known to lower oxidative stress which is the body's ability to fight and nullify harmful chemicals.
Further, the team advised that arthritis patients should take probiotic foods daily and quit alcohol and smoking. Probiotics can help in reducing the progression of the disease. Arthritis occurs due to the inflammation of one or more joints in the body which causes pain, stiffness and swelling. It can severely impact the quality of your life. There is no cure available for arthritis but the symptoms can be managed to a large extent with certain lifestyle and dietary changes.