Here are the top foods groups that are anti-inflammatory and can help reduce the pain.
The name says it all.
'Arthro' means joint. 'Itis' means inflammation.
More than 4.6 million Canadians suffer from the effects of arthritis and two-thirds are women.
Even though arthritis consists of more than 100 different conditions, the common denominator for them all is joint and muscle pain, according to The Arthritis Society. And that pain is often caused by inflammation of the joint lining.
But even though there is no cure for arthritis, there are things you can do to ease the pain, including adding foods to your diet that reduce inflammation and limiting the foods that aggravate it.
"The first thing people need to understand is that it's really important to have a variety of foods to help maintain a healthy body weight," says Pamela Piotrowski, a Milton, Ontario-based registered dietician and a spokesperson for The Arthritis Society. "Carrying extra weight puts an extra load on joints and intensifies arthritis."
Here are some foods groups that are anti-inflammatory and can help reduce the pain:
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