4. Fiber: Are You Eating Enough?
Dietary fiber helps lower inflammation and body weight, which can help knee pain. The Framingham Offspring Study found the more fiber you eat, the less likely you are to experience knee pain. It seems that more fiber fills you up and you are less likely to overeat. Increased fiber reduces C-reactive protein (CPR), which correlates with the amount of inflammation present in your body.
3. Eat Fruits: Papaya, Kiwi, and Pineapple
These fruits are high in proteolytic enzymes that can reduce swelling by eliminating the fibrin deposits that can cause joint pain. Pineapple is high in bromelain, which is another anti-inflammatory enzyme to reduce pain.
2. Root Spices of Turmeric and Ginger
The spices from the roots of ginger and turmeric plants are some of the best anti-inflammatory foods. They are easy to grate or chop into soups, stews, or smoothies. Or sprinkle them into coffees or teas or with yogurt or grain dishes. The compound curcumin from turmeric protects the body from joint and tissue destruction. Ginger acts just like aspirin with no side effects.