Although arthritis doesn’t have a cure, there are certain things you can do to alleviate the pain. Some of these include participating in activities like yoga, acupuncture, or taking medication. However, there is a natural way to alleviate arthritis pain: eating certain foods that have the power to fight inflammation.

Cruciferous Vegetables

Our bodies naturally produce energy and other metabolic processes — which in turn produces harmful byproducts called free radicals. These little atoms can assist with the development of arthritis since they attack joints and can leave them inflamed. Eating cruciferous vegetables can block the inflammatory side effects, and even slow down cartilage damage in joints because these vegetables are full sulforaphane, which is a free-radical fighting compound.

To incorporate more cruciferous vegetables into your diet, try adding brussels sprouts, cabbage, kale, bok choy, swiss chard, cauliflower, or broccoli to your salad or stir-fry. It’s also relatively easy to add broccoli as a side dish to your meal or to incorporate it into a pasta dish. In addition, these days it’s become quite popular to substitute cauliflower for carbohydrates, so you may want to try some of these recipes.

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