Do you keep ginger in your spice cabinet? Maybe it should be in your medicine cabinet. Besides being a tasty spice often used to enhance holiday treats, ginger can soothe upset stomachs and diminish nausea, and studies show it may help pain and inflammation, too.
WHAT TO DO:
You can add a few tablespoons to your diet by grating ginger over a your food.
Or you could grate one to two teaspoons and simmer it in a pot with hot water for five minutes to make a soothing tea.
Origin: A yellow-colored powder ground from the root of the turmeric plant. The turmeric plant grows in India and Indonesia and is related to the ginger family (it is a common ingredient in curries). Curcumin is a key chemical in turmeric.
Claims: Reduces pain, inflammation and stiffness related to rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and
osteoarthritis (OA); treats bursitis. Known as a cleansing agent, turmeric often is used as a digestive aid in India.
HOW TO USE
HOW TO MAKE TUMERIC TEA
•Bring four cups of water to a boil.
•Add one teaspoon of ground turmeric and reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes.
•Strain the tea through a fine sieve into a cup; add honey and/or lemon to taste.
OMEGA 3 FOODS
foods contains omega 3 are very great for an Arthritis patients below is the list of foods rich with omega 3
• Walnuts . ¼ cup of walnuts contains 2.7 grams of omega-3 fats, or 108% of the daily recommended value. Walnuts are delicious on their own as a snack, or you can sprinkle them on your oatmeal, yogurt, or ice cream.
•Ground flaxseeds. 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseeds contains 1.5 grams of omega 3 fats, or 60% of the daily recommended value. You can buy whole or ground flaxseed at your local health food store. If you buy whole seeds, you can grind them in a regular coffee grinder. Ground flaxseeds are easier for the body to digest, as whole seeds may pass straight through the digestive tract.
Sprinkle ground flaxseeds in your oatmeal or yogurt, bake it into cookies and breads, or mix it with your mustard or mayonnaise.
• Chia seeds . ½ ounce (around 1 tablespoon) of chia seeds contains 2.5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids, or around 100% of the daily recommended value. Chia seeds are available in most health food stores. Sprinkle them in oatmeal, yogurt, or salad.
In recipes that call for one or two eggs, ground chia seeds can be used as an egg substitute. Simply mix 3 tablespoons of water with 1 tablespoon of ground chia seeds and let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.