AvocadosAccording to Dr. James Balch and Phyllis Balch, authors of "Prescription for Nutritional Healing," vitamin K is an essential vitamin for reducing pain and other arthritis symptoms. A 1-cup serving of fresh avocado provides about 35 percent of the recommended daily intake of this vitamin. Avocados are also a rich source of other nutrients that are essential for joint and bone health, including vitamin C, folate and potassium. Avocados also provide vitamin B6, which helps protect nerve endings and may reduce pain.
GingerGinger is a plant that grows in China, Jamaica and parts of Africa. The root of this plant has a strong, spicy taste and a pungent aroma. Ginger is used to flavor Indian, Asian, Caribbean and Thai dishes. According to Michael Castleman, author of "The Healing Herbs," ginger contains chemical compounds that may help reduce swelling of the joints associated with arthritis. Also, you can add fresh, grated ginger to stir-fry dishes, curries and other dishes to help relieve arthritis pain.
Hot PeppersHot peppers, such as jalapenos, cayenne peppers and tabasco peppers, typically grow in warm climates, such as India, northern South America, Mexico and the southern United States. These peppers add heat and flavor to Caribbean, Mexican, Indian and Tex-Mex foods. Hot peppers contain a chemical compound called capsaicin, which helps relieve muscle and joint pain, according to Castleman.
AsparagusAsparagus is a vegetable that grows in temperate areas of the United States and Europe. This vegetable can be steamed and served as a side dish, or included in stir-fry dishes, casseroles or soups. According to the Balches, asparagus is an abundant source of sulfur, which is a trace mineral that may help relieve joint swelling and pain.
Does anyone know of any other foods that may help or other remedies I have been swelling and having more pain lately then ever!!!
Thanks so much xxooxx