If you suffer from stiff, swollen joints caused by arthritis, you aren’t alone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that over 54 million Americans have some form of arthritis. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and occurs when the cushioning between your joints breaks down. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition where the body attacks your joints. Left untreated, arthritis can lead to joint deformity and decreased mobility.
Unfortunately, there is no cure for arthritis, but medication, as well as certain lifestyle adjustments can help you manage symptoms. For instance, consuming a diet rich in inflammation-fighting foods, may help reduce joint pain, lower inflammation, and keep you active.
Here are seven of the best foods to eat if you have arthritis.