Q What are the best foods for healthy joints?
There are numerous reasons for eating healthy and maintaining healthy joints is definitely on the top-ten list. More than 20 million Americans are affected by osteoarthritis, a degenerative disease that wears down the cartilage in your bones and can significantly impact your mobility and quality of life.
You don’t have to be in pain to eat in such a way to keep joints healthy. Proper nutrition can keep this disease away, slow it down if it has developed and even reverse it. Start with focusing on foods with omega-3 fatty acids, which would include wild salmon, walnuts and flax. Almonds, sunflower seeds and peanuts provide essential vitamin E that protects joint cells. Boost your vitamin C intake with oranges and papayas and include black beans, which are full of protein and antioxidants. If you aren’t sure, it is always a safe bet to steer clear of processed food and stick with colorful foods in the produce section.
Untreated joint pain will only get worse. Please call Dr. Danciger to schedule an appointment today at (760) 568-0108.