Arthritis, which causes pain, stiffness, swelling, and inflammation can affect people of all ages. Osteoarthritis develops in the joints with overuse, and rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease where the immune system mistakenly attacks the joints.
Research shows that there are many foods that can help decrease inflammation and offer relief to sufferers. The best foods contain high amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, specifically DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid), which can reduce inflammation, swelling and thus easing pain. Those foods high in omega-3’s include salmon, trout, and sardines, fish oil, flaxseed, walnuts, specialty egg, and dairy products. Talk to your doctor about the best diet and supplements for you.