Have you ever had so much joint pain, Particularly in your hips, knees or even your lower back that you couldn’t function? Have you ever wondered how you will ever be able to live a normal life with so much pain?.

Of course, A visit to your doctor will usually result in prescription painkillers medication, or even in more extreme cases, joint replacement. But did you know that there are several holistic ways to reduce pain without drugs, medication, or surgery? You should always visit your doctor or a medical professional for severe pain.

However,  simple lifestyle changes of regular exercise such as 20 minutes of walking per day combined with any one or more of these seven foods, may greatly reduce, or even eliminate pain!  No drugs or even over the counter pain killer, just a holistic approach with these seven foods. By choosing the right anti-inflammatory foods, you may be able to reduce joint pain due to arthritis and reduce your risk of illness; because inflammation is the root cause of multiple diseases.


Turmeric is a spice that is used for flavoring, coloring and adding nutrition to foods. Turmeric has a compound known as curcumin, which is the active ingredient with many health benefits. Some of these benefits are:  anti-inflammatory agent, aiding digestion, and helping to control blood sugar. The biggest benefit of turmeric is pain relief, for people who suffer from arthritis, and other joint  pain diseases. Its anti-inflammatory property helps relieve joint pain when used regularly. The best way to consume turmeric is not necessarily eating it as an herb. That would require eating a lot of turmeric herbs everyday. 

The easier way to take Turmeric,  that results in much more potency, is by taking Turmeric as an herbal supplement. Turmeric Supplement typically comes in 1000 milligram capsules. Seek out a high quality supplement company such as Nature Made, Qunol and Trunature to name a few, when using turmeric as a supplement. Always consult your doctor for possible interactions to medication that you already take.

Walnuts, Almonds and Other Tree Nuts

Tree nuts are rich in phytochemicals and other antioxidant nutrients.  These nutrients are known to reduce inflammation which in turn, help reduce joint pain naturally. These nutrients also help fight against diseases with their antioxidant properties

Walnuts are one of the best nuts for fighting inflammation due to their high concentration of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) which is a type of omega 3 fatty acid known for being a potent anti-inflammatory agent. Try One to Two Serving of nuts daily

Green Tea

Green tea contains an antioxidant called, EGCG that also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent. Another benefit of Green Tea is better cognitive abilities and reduce stress due to L-theanine, an amino acid found in green tea.

Avoid instant, bottled, or decaffeinated green tea  because there will be less anti-inflammatory compounds. Steep tea in hot water for at least 3 to 5 minutes. A little longer is even better.

Green Tea is not the cure all for joint pain or arthritis, but try to incorporate 2 to 3 cups of green tea into your daily diet as a healthy regiment.

Salmon and Tuna

You may not be a big fan of fish, but fish, high in Omega 3 is an anti-inflammatory agent. Salmon and Halibut are not fishy tasting, and enjoyed by most people. Including a four ounce serving of Salmon or Tuna in your diet twice a week, is a good part of a healthy diet that will help reduce joint pain due to arthritis. A side benefit is,  Omega 3 helps prevent heart disease and stroke. If you don’t like Salmon or tuna, you can get a high amount of Omega 3 through high quality supplements as an alternative. 


Berries  that include raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and blueberries and have anti-inflammatory properties that relieve or prevent joint pain. Berries contain polyphenolic compounds and anthocyaidins. Combined, these properties are super antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agents, that fight diseases, guard against cancer, and help relieve or prevent joint pain.

Berry consumption is also associated with lower risk of heart disease, Alzheimer disease, and diabetes. Berries are numerous in the summer but you can eat frozen berries during other times of the year. Consider adding a cup of frozen berries, a cup of almond milk and a few packets of natural sweetener like Stevia in a blender to make an amazing nutritious smoothie. Add protein powder to make it even more nutritious.

Since leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale or greens also have anti-inflammatory properties, consider adding a handful of these uncooked leafy vegetables to the blender to make a fruit smoothie for an incredible disease fighting and joint pain reducing refreshing drink. When consumed daily, you have a winning lifestyle of disease fighting nutrients to keep you healthy and active, while greatly reducing joint pain.

Dark Chocolate

It’s the Cocoa in dark chocolate that is the agent to reduce inflammation. Cocoa also helps lower blood sugar. Keep in mind that dark chocolate is not Milk Chocolate. For chocolate to be effective, it must contain at least 70 percent Cocoa. Unfortunately milk chocolate contains only 10 percent Cocoa and a lot of sugar.

Dark Chocolate that is 70 percent or more Cocoa can be very bitter, so it’s best  paired with berries or tea. When combined with Green Tea, you get incredible joint pain fighting nutrients that’s also a great way to relax and enjoy.

Because many dark chocolate bars may be high in calories, limit intake to one ounce chocolate per day. Make sure the dark chocolate contains 70 percent or more Cocoa.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is loaded with all sorts of heart healthy fats. It also is the only cooking oil that contains Oleocanthal which is a natural non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent. Daily consumption of Olive Oil may help with joint pain relief as well lower your risk of heart disease. Because the concentration of Oleocanthal may vary with Olive Oil, always use a high quality Olive Oil to help guarantee that you are getting the best health benefits. Consuming 4 to 5 tablespoons per day gives best results.

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