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Feeling Achy? Try Eating These Foods

If suffering from joint pain is a common start to your day, consider adding these foods to your diet. Each can help to address the pain and symptoms associated with stiff, painful joints.

If your mornings begin with stiffness, pain and swollen joints, you may be experiencing symptoms of osteoarthritis. In addition to getting regular exercise (low-impact is the best) and maintaining a healthy weight, consider the following nutritional strategies to help prevent or lessen symptoms.

1.   Eat foods rich in antioxidants. A variety of colors of fresh organic fruits and vegetables are good sources, and may help reduce tissue damage from inflammation.

2.   Get enough omega-3s. The omega-3 fatty acids provided in oily fish (such as wild Alaskan salmon), walnuts and freshly ground flaxseed might help reduce the inflammation and pain of arthritis.

3.   Regularly use ginger and turmeric in cooking and/or supplements for their natural anti-inflammatory properties.