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How Turmeric & Other Kitchen Staples Can Help Arthritis

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When you suffer from arthritis, there are many different medical and alternative treatment options that you can try to provide you with some relief. Get to know some of the ways that some common kitchen pantry staples could also help in relieving your arthritis pain and inflammation.


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How Turmeric & Other Kitchen Staples Can Help Arthritis

When you suffer from arthritis, you may wonder if there are ways you can use to relieve your inflammation and discomfort.

While cortisone shots and other prescription medications may help, you might hope that there other options such as natural remedies that can help you out as well.

Get to know some of the ways that turmeric and other kitchen staples that you may already have at home can help you deal with your arthritis symptoms and discomfort so that you can feel better as soon as possible.

Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric is a spice that is commonly used in many recipes in the kitchen. However, it is also a substance that can have a major effect on your experiences with your arthritis pain and discomfort. Turmeric originates from Asia, specifically from India and is a yellow powdery substance.

This powder has been used in ancient Eastern medicine.

Turmeric for arthritis pain and inflammatory conditions has been a remedy for hundreds and hundreds of years. As such, adding turmeric to your diet or as a health supplement to address your arthritis symptoms can reduce the inflammation in your joints and help you to feel less pain in general and have fewer flare-ups overall.

Turmeric is available in the spice section of a grocery store and can also be found in certain teas and as a pill supplement.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a spice that can be found in virtually in any kitchen because it can be used in so many different ways for cooking and baking. However, what you may not know is how good cinnamon can be for your health. And yes, it can do wonders for your arthritis.

Cinnamon is another extremely powerful and potent anti-inflammatory spice that can help when your arthritis is particularly painful. This spice works the best when the weather is cold because it has a warming effect on the body.

Cinnamon can be added to hot water to make a tea. It can also be purchased in tea form. You may also add cinnamon to coffee or even taken as a supplement to help improve your arthritis symptoms.

The taste or scent may be too powerful for some people so it is best to start with a little amount, adding it your coffee. When you get a little more used to the taste and scent, you can increase the amount until you can tolerate it some more.

Fish and or Dark Green Vegetables

Fish and or Dark Green Vegetables

Another important nutrient to keep in your system when you have arthritis is your omega-3 fatty acids. There are many foods that are actually very rich in these healthy fats. Fatty fish like salmon and tuna are one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids and can be an excellent part of a healthy well-balanced diet.

Fish oil supplements are also an option for non-fish lovers. These are readily available in pharmacies and nutrition shops where you can buy vitamins.

However, if you are a vegetarian or vegan, there are still ways to make sure you get those omega-3 fatty acids to fight your arthritis pain and inflammation.

Dark green vegetables such as kale or broccoli as well as other green veggies like cabbage and Brussels sprouts can also be excellent sources of those omega-3's your body needs to fight inflammation. With these green vegetables, you don't have to change your diet to accommodate eating fish for the omega-3. The vegetables will also give you the much need fibers.

Takeaway

Now that you know more about the ways that certain foods and spices can help you with your arthritis, you can incorporate these healthy and natural arthritis treatment methods into your regular health routine. Used alone or in combination with conventional arthritis treatments, you will likely find yourself feeling much better overall.

Try out some of them or all of them. Take the time to see which ones work best for you. Other than that, you can also do additional research into what other natural remedies are available to help you with your arthritis. Reading about it will help you become more knowledgeable on which combinations of these recipes will work best in alleviating your pains.