Health depends on what we eat. This is all the more the case when we suffer from illnesses such as arthrosis, for which there is no symptomatic treatment. Certain foods are particularly suitable for this purpose.
Osteoarthritis is the most common joint disease and is characterised by the destruction of cartilage that extends to all the structures of the joint (spine, fingers, knees, hip, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle). Its evolution is unpredictable and today there are only symptomatic treatments (analgesics, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), corticosteroid infiltration…).
Nevertheless, certain non-drug measures are essential to limit the progression of the disease. In addition to regular sports activity, it is also advisable to monitor your weight and diet. Certain foods are also particularly recommended in cases of arthrosis:
Turmeric is a healthy spice that is in great demand due to its many benefits. In addition to its antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, it also has antioxidant properties. According to Dr. Franck Gigon, a specialist in medicinal plants, “Thousands of studies have been published about it over the past ten years. Its polyphenolic pigments, known as curcuminoids, have revealed leading anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties”.
Turmeric thus has a real beneficial effect on osteoarthritis and in particular helps to limit the stiffness and pain resulting from this disease.
Ginger is a therapeutic food used since ancient times. This rhizome has a pungent and fragrant flavor and has many virtues. In particular, it calms nausea and stimulates the secretion of bile, thus facilitating digestion. Its aphrodisiac properties are particularly well known.
Another advantage of ginger is its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties due to the gingerol, shogaol, and zingerone it contains. Therefore this spice is a real ally in the fight against joint pain and therefore arthrosis.
Like all red berries, cherries are packed with antioxidants. Good to know: the sour cherry, the one used to make juice, for example, is five times richer in antioxidants than the sweet cherry.
It is the anthocyanins in the sour cherry that give it its antioxidant properties. If you have trouble finding this fruit fresh, don’t hesitate to buy it in juice form. This drink is also very popular with sportsmen and women to relieve joint pain. So if you suffer from osteoarthritis, don’t hesitate to drink it.
Omega 3 helps fight inflammation. And that’s a good thing because nuts contain a large amount of them! It stands out from other shelled and oleaginous nuts by its particularly high content of polyunsaturated fatty acids, mainly in the form of omega 3.
So don’t hesitate to introduce walnuts into your diet every day: they will relieve your joint pains linked to osteoarthritis. Be aware that this oleaginous fruit contains the ideal proportion of omega-3 fatty acids (compared to omega-6 fatty acids) to be found in our diet.
The cabbage belongs to the cruciferous family. This vegetable is rich in vitamins B1, B6, C, K, iron, and manganese but also in antioxidants and is particularly recommended as part of an anti-arthrosis diet.
Ideally, cabbage should be eaten raw or very lightly cooked, as it loses certain health properties (glucosinolates) during cooking. Even if the variety richest in antioxidants is kale, do not hesitate to eat Brussels sprouts, kale, red cabbage, cauliflower…