- Omega-3 fatty acids e.g. Oily fish, nuts.
- Vitamin K – Make meals that feature greens, such as spinach, kale, and cabbage, for their pain-soothing properties.
- Vitamin C – Add color to your diet with juicy oranges, sweet red peppers and tomatoes, and other C-rich foods to help in the production of collagen which is an essential ingredient of cartilage.
- Avoid foods high in omega-6 fatty acids, such as corn oil, which may trigger painful inflammation. Also swap refined grains for whole grains. Early research suggests refined grains have an inflammatory effect, whereas high-fiber whole grains may help reduce inflammation.
- Glucosamine sulfate and chondroitin may help by nourishing cartilage and increasing lubrication in your joints.
- Vitamin D helps keep your bones strong and prevent joint pain.
*Always check with your doctor first before taking supplements as some supplements may interact with prescription and over-the-counter drugs.