Cherry Juice fights rheumatoid arthritis
Cherries and cherry juice have had a ton of great press lately and rightly so.
Tart cherries have been shown to provide anti-inflammatory activity comparable to ibuprofen—but without the significant side effects!
The really good news is that cherries have been proven to work on higher levels of inflammation just as well as low levels. Statistically significant decreases in inflammation have been achieved by cherries ability to reduce C-reactive protein (CRP) levels.
Ginger reduces inflammatory arthritis
University of Miami researchers found that ginger extract could reduce stiffness and pain in knee joints by 40 percent more than placebo!
The team went on to claim that, one day ginger could be a substitute for NSAIDs
“Ginger has anti-inflammatory, anti-ulcer and antioxidant activities, as well as a small amount of analgesic property,” says Roberta Lee, MD
Taking 10ml of pomegranate juice extract for 12 weeks has been shown to reduce arthritis activity by 17% and Reduce tender joint count by 62%
The Research published in the Israeli Medical Association Journal also indicated a significant reduction in the inflammatory response
When recently studied for their antioxidant qualities, Pomegranates ranked as one of the most potent fruits. The analysis of 10 different antioxidant-rich fruits, including acai, blueberries, concord grapes, showed pomegranates to have 20% more anti oxidant power and higher levels of every individual antioxidant.
The list goes on with antioxidant nutrients such as carotenes, flavonoids, B vitamins, folate and pantothenic acid. And the minerals, potassium, copper, magnesium, and good amounts of fiber.
Best of all, Papaya contains papain, chymopapain and several other unique protein digesting enzymes shown to help lower inflammation.
Eat these selenium rich inflammation fighters to suppress two pro-inflammatory genes and increase the production of glutathione peroxidase-1.
Plenty of evidence shows that rheumatoid arthritis sufferers are selenium deficient and adding selenium too your diet or supplement plan can be of benefit.
One study reported that Women given 200 mcg of selenium have been shown to have less inflammation.