These inspired meals can tickle your taste buds and help you find arthritis relief.
There are over 100 forms of arthritis, from osteoarthritis, the “wear and tear” type, to inflammatory forms such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. Symptoms like joint pain, stiffness, and swelling can come and go.
There’s nothing pleasant about an arthritis flare-up. Although the kitchen might not be the first place you think to fight them off, following a diet that’s full of anti-inflammatory foods can help alleviate arthritis symptoms.
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We’re going global and sharing these delicious, anti-inflammatory recipes to help you get started.
Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, making it one of the best spices to use in the battle against arthritis.
This chicken dish combines the superpowers of turmeric with quinoa (another superfood!) and fresh ginger.
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Not only does the nutrient-rich sweet potato help keep these muffins packed with natural sugar and moist texture, but the carotene in them is a potent, anti-inflammatory agent. These delectable treats also feature ginger, olive oil, and a dash of cinnamon for an extra anti-inflammatory kick.
Bake a batch for breakfast or freeze a few for an afternoon snack with a hot cup of tea.
Don’t expect a Buddha belly after eating this delicious meal! Throwing a ton of anti-inflammatory foods into one big bowl is an easy way to get all the nutrition you need in one meal.
This version combines avocado, beets, kale, garlic, and cauliflower for a filling meal you’ll adore.
This smoothie uses fresh cherries, which not only contain melatonin for a better night’s sleep — they also help reduce inflammation. Plus, they’re incredibly delicious.
Cool and refreshing, this smoothie is perfect for the summer months.
Beans are one of the top foods recommended by the Arthritis Foundation to help reduce inflammation. They’re high in protein and low in fat, which can be useful to help ward off painful arthritis flares. They’ll fill you up with lots of good fiber, too.
For best results and maximum inflammation-fighting power, buy whole beans to soak and cook them yourself.
Salmon is a great option for anyone with arthritis. It has omega-3 fatty acids that help reduce inflammation in the body. Be sure to choose wild-caught salmon, not farmed, for the highest nutritional value.
When cooking healthy, tasty foods, keeping things simple is sometimes best. That’s exactly what this baked salmon recipe does. You can whip this meal up in about 15 minutes.
This recipe is low fat, gluten-free, and low carb. It uses fresh lime juice and zest combined with tangy fish sauce to provide the perfect marinade. If you can handle the spice, be sure to add the chilies, which are another great anti-inflammatory agent.
If you’re looking to reduce arthritis symptoms, try out the above recipes. They are global-inspired, anti-inflammatory, and delicious!
Chaunie Brusie, BSN, is a registered nurse in labor and delivery, critical care, and long-term care nursing. She lives in Michigan with her husband and four young children. She’s also the author of the book, “Tiny Blue Lines.”