It is becoming clearer that there are ways to deal with arthritis pain other than taking pills. Evidence is emerging that eating certain foods and in certain ways can help to reduce joint pain, and to possibly slow the process of osteoarthritis. If you want to reduce the pain in your joints and live a more active lifestyle, try the various ideas and foods below. Also, some of these foods and diets (such as Mediterranean) have other health benefits as well, including cardiovascular benefits.
Also, remember that there are many foods that you should avoid, as they tend to increase inflammation in the body. These include fried and processed foods, such as fried meats, cookies and crackers and prepared frozen meals. Also, avoid sugar and refined carbs, such as candy, white flour sweets and sugared sodas.
In the Kitchen
If you do suffer from arthritis pain or are otherwise disabled, we recommend that you try some of these handy arthritis kitchen supplies. The UnSkru Jar Opener is wonderful for opening jars with one hand. The Easi-Grip Bread Knife makes cutting bread (whole grain!) easy with one hand. And, the Easi-Grip Forked Knife has a forked end that helps to hold food with your good hand.