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5 anti-inflammatory foods work as painkillers for joint pain, know how to consume them

Joint pain can be a debilitating condition, affecting individuals of all ages and lifestyles. While there are various medications and treatments available to manage joint pain, incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into your diet can also provide relief.

Written By: Kristina Das @ New Delhi Published on: May 20, 2024 13:21 IST
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Joint pain is so unbearable that it becomes difficult for people to get up or sit. Diseases like uric acid and arthritis can be the reason behind joint pain. Due to pain in the joints, there is often swelling there. In such a situation, to get rid of joint pain and swelling, you can consume foods rich in anti-inflammatory properties. These not only reduce swelling and pain but also strengthen your weak bones. So, let us know what things you should use to reduce joint pain. 

Eat these 5 anti-inflammatory foods to get relief from joint pain and swelling

  1. Garlic: Garlic enhances the taste of food and is very beneficial in joint pain. The anti-inflammatory properties present in garlic are beneficial in reducing joint pain and swelling. Heating garlic paste in oil and applying it on the joint provides relief. You will also benefit from cooking and eating 1 clove of garlic daily. By consuming it your blood circulation also improves and swelling reduces. 
  2. Turmeric: Curcumin in turmeric is a powerful compound rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. If you get injured or there is swelling due to the injury, you should immediately grind a lump of turmeric and apply it. This provides immediate relief from swelling and pain. Also, include turmeric milk in your diet, it helps in reducing joint pain. So, drink turmeric milk every night before sleeping.
  3. Cinnamon: Cinnamon is a great option to reduce it if you cannot sit up due to joint pain. Consuming this spice rich in anti-inflammatory properties provides relief from joint pain. It also helps in reducing friction between joints. 
  4. Ginger:  Ginger is also a spice rich in anti-inflammatory properties. The gingerol compound present in it helps in reducing swelling and pain in joints. Boil ginger and drink its water. You can also make ginger laddu and eat it. Apart from this, you can also chew raw ginger. 
  5. Berries: Incorporating berries into your diet can also be beneficial, as they contain high levels of anthocyanins, another type of antioxidant with anti-inflammatory effects. 

By incorporating these 5 anti-inflammatory foods into your diet, you may find relief from joint pain and improve your overall health in the process.

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