The 20 Best and Worst Foods for Joint Health

By Penny Thomas P.T — From howtobecomeaphysicaltherapist.org Published at August 30, 2010 Views 8,328 Comments 5 Likes 7

To aid in your quest for better movement, we have gathered the 20 best and worst foods for joint health. We have even added a little bit on the vitamins and supplements that can be easily added to any diet for even more benefits.

10 Best Foods for Joint Health

Add these foods to your diet to help better joint health, lose weight, and/or even more.

1. Shrimp : Choose this shellfish as your next appetizer or entrée. Its shells contain high levels of glucosamine, a known vitamin to help combat inflammation of the joints. The same is true for shells of lobsters or crab. They also contain high levels of selenium and are a low fat source of protein.

2. Salmon : If unable to eat shellfish, check out this super food. A regular of “top foods” list, salmon is an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids that have benefits for weight, heart health, and of course, joints. In fact, the fat composition of salmon has recently been evaluated as superior not only because of its rich omega 3 content, but also because of its great ratio of omega 3s to omega 6s and its health-supportive balance of saturated, monounsaturated, and polyunsaturated fats.

3. Almonds : If you are a vegan looking to improve their joint health, this is the food for you. Almonds are also high in the omega 3 fatty acids found in salmon. They also have loads of vitamin E and manganese. Adding manganese into your diet will help the glucosamine in your body, as well as speed up and increase its productivity. You can also switch out a jar of peanut butter for almond butter to make it easy to get into your diet. …

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Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty May 3 at 9:07 am   

So true I have issues with arthritis pain and gout when I eat meat, but I can over indulge on shell fish and I feel better and am pain free, not to mention I can drop a few pounds as well.

zin
zin October 21, 2010 at 7:14 pm   

yes; I like that,this is very useful information ..

Crazy Jane
Crazy Jane September 2, 2010 at 6:43 pm   

I believe I'm going to buy a pineapple tomorrw and enjoy the benefits of the bromelain!

jeffey1
jeffey1 September 1, 2010 at 2:24 am   

what is good food to eat forjoint that lock up on you

candylandstarr
candylandstarr August 30, 2010 at 4:30 pm   

very good answers about foods to eat and not to eat.

I agree with you 100%

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