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Spice It Up for Joint Health

Posted on March 19, 2019

Can what you eat improve the symptoms of your arthritis? Maybe. Some researchers believe that adding certain spices to your food can help reduce chronic inflammation associated with some forms of arthritis. Park Avenue Stem Cell may also help reduce the inflammation, stiffness and pain associated with osteoarthritis using your personal cells.

Get Cooking (or Get Takeout!)

Love Italian food? You’re in luck! Garlic, an Italian food staple, can help flavor your food but can benefit your joints because it contains diallyl disulfide, a compound with anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce the pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis.

Indian food is always a good idea. Love curry? Your joints do. Many curries and other Indian dishes are spicy, which can help reduce inflammation, but they also contain turmeric. Turmeric is known for its anti-inflammatory powers; it works by blocking cytokines and other inflammatory enzymes.

Asian food is awesome. How does Asian food help? Many Asian dishes are made with ginger, which also helps stop inflammation. The benefit of ginger is that it can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. If possible, try using it in fresh form versus ground and dried. Ginger is also excellent for digestion.

Just love spicy food? You’re in luck! Cayenne and other hot peppers, and even bell pepper, contain capsaicinoids that have been known for decades to benefit joints affected by arthritis. Add them to your soups, stews, sauces and marinades.

While these spices and seasonings are great for those living with osteoarthritis, they also can benefit those living with other forms of arthritis and even autoimmune conditions. But, some may cause autoimmune conditions to flare up. For example, garlic can create an immune (inflammatory response) for people with lupus.

Personal cell therapy from Park Avenue Stem Cell may also help reduce your painful joint inflammation. Call us at 917-746-7908 for more information.

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