5 Foods That Fight Joint Pain

Do you have joint pain from sports? Check this out!

5 foods that relieve joint pain:

1. Oily fish

Salmon, mackerel and sardines contain healthy omega-3 fatty acids which help decrease the production of inflammatory molecules that erode cartilage.

2. Broccoli

Filled with antioxidants and a compound called sulforaphane, this veggie helps block destructive enzymes that cause inflammation.

3. Berries

They contain ellagic acid, a powerful antioxidant that helps decrease joint pain.

4. Turmeric

The curcumin in this spice may be as effective as ibuprofen in alleviating knee pain.

5. Pineapple

It contains Vitamin C, an antioxidant that gets rid of free radicals that damage cells and tissue. It also has bromelain, a natural pain reliever.

Related: 4 Foods To Promote Post-Exercise Healing


About the author

Julie Rothenberg MS, RD, LDN

Julie is a registered dietitian, nutrition expert with a passion for honoring the body with good nutrition and mindful eating. Julie obtained a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in dietetics at Loyola University Chicago.

The proud owner of a nutrition consulting company, JuliENERGYnutrition LLC, where she practices concierge nutrition. She takes an extremely individualized approach and creates personalized nutrition goals and plans for her clients based on specific needs. She works with various physicians and therapists and sees clients for a wide range of nutrition issues including wellness, weight loss, disease specific nutrition counseling and disordered eating.

She stays up to date with new food discoveries and evidence-based research, as well as keeps up with the latest nutrition trends. She has a passion for improving relationships with food and currently uses the "Intuitive Eating" approach. In fact, she is a certified intuitive eating counselor. She has developed a passion for not only improving relationships with food and the body but also for understanding the effects that good nutrition can have on one’s health. Her ultimate goal is to use nutrition to help the community live healthier, happier and more fulfilling lives.