Foods from your garden that are good for arthritis are almost too numerous to cover in one article, however, here are a few for starters (others will be listed in later articles on this site). Arthritis sufferers can benefit from the consumption of pineapple, celery, cabbage, red chili peppers and kale, all easily grown in the home garden. Most of these arthritis benefit foods are described in more detail by clicking here.
Pineapple. Pineapple is good for arthritis because it holds a chemical called Bromelain. Numerous people claim this helps to prevent inflammation. In fact, some athletic trainers applaud its consumption to keep joints pain free and flexible. As with any other health foods, it is best to eat fresh instead of canned or frozen pineapple.
Celery. The well-known and popular celery plant contains many different anti-inflammatory agents. These can decrease the suffering of arthritis pain and distress. It is best to eat the celery seeds. Most health coaches recommend placing up to one teaspoon of celery seeds into a cup with warm, but not boiling water. Let stand for a few minutes and drink. This can provide almost instant relief during an attack. You might also add some to one of your room temperature juice drinks. The celery plant as in its enterity contains anti-inflammatory agents; so eating fresh celery regularly has benefits too. See video How To Make Creamy Celery Soup
Raw cabbage. A lot of health food experts also claim raw cabbage assists with arthritis relief. Some recommend the regular consumption of raw cabbage or cabbage juice. They claim this relieves both joint pain and swelling.
Red chili pepper. Red pepper, or cayenne pepper, can help relieve joint pain associated with most types of arthritis. As for how, you might be amazed. Many claim it results in the release of natural endorphins. Essentially, your body itself ends the pain. Not only should patients consume red chili pepper, but a topical mixture works too. Many recommend mixing up to one quart of rubbing alcohol with once ounce of cayenne pepper. It is important to note, this mixture is to be applied to the skin during bouts of pain. Under no circumstances should you drink the mixture due to the rubbing alcohol.
Onions, leeks, kale. Onions, leeks and kale contain quercetin, an antioxidant that could inhibit inflammatory chemicals, much like aspirin and ibuprofen do. Worried about onion breath? Increase your ingestion of kale, cherry tomatoes or apples – all are high in quercetin. One-half cup of a high-quercetin food a day is recommended.
The foods mentioned above may assist those suffering from arthritis. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees. Our bodies each process food in different ways. For example, celery may work to decrease joint pain for one person, but it may actually cause additional pain with another. In fact, some forms of rheumatoid arthritis are triggered by certain foods.
Be prepared to experiment. Trial and error will help you control which foods are the best at relieving your own, unique arthritis pain.