“Ginger is more than just a flavouring, thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties which may help calm the immune response and its impact on joint tissues,” she commented.
“Studies have shown ginger may reduce muscle pain after eccentric (muscle damaging) exercise, as well as improve knee pain and stiffness in people with osteoarthritis.”
Ms Bean said: “Blueberries, blackberries, raspberries and strawberries are rich in polyphenols, powerful anti-inflammatory compounds that may provide protection against inflammatory conditions, such as arthritis.
“They have the added benefit of being high in vitamin C, which helps build collagen, and its antioxidant properties also help protect the body from damaging oxidation or ‘oxidative stress’, which may be involved in the development and progression of osteoarthritis.”
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