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Combat arthritis with these 8 foods

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Arthritis is a pathology which is characterised by inflammation of the joints. If you suffer from arthritis, you are sure to have noticed that the pain is often linked to your diet and your physical activity. Consuming certain foods can help reduce joint pain. Here is a list of 8 foods that help combat arthritis. 

1) Soya

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Many soya-based products can help combat arthritic pains, but this is especially the case with products with fermented soya, such as tofu, tempeh or miso, which are considered the most effective for reducing pain and inflammation.

2) Mango

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This tropical fruit is rich in vitamin E and beta carotene, and is a great antioxidant. These elements mean that mango can help reduce the pain caused by certain types of arthritis.

3) Tomatoes

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Tomatoes contain lycopene (a carotene which gives theme their red colour), which reduces pain linked to arthritis. Eating several tomatoes increases the quantity of lycopene and thus more effectively fights pain.

4) Walnuts

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Walnuts can help reduce the inflammation due to arthritis, as they provide the body with healthy fats. All types of nuts can lead to the same reduction in pain.

5) Green tea

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Green tea is a great source of antioxidants. Drinking it can have a direct effect on inflammation. Two cups of green tea per day can help reduce pain.

6) Salmon

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This fish is full of omega 3 fatty acids, which play a role in reducing muscle pain and inflammation in the body. Varying your sources of omega 3 every day is important for pain relief.

7) Pepper

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Pepper contains vitamin C which works as an antioxidant in the body. It also helps eliminate certain waste products in the body and blood, thus reducing inflammation. Sprinkle a little pepper onto your cooked dishes, your salads or into your drinks, for an instant dose of vitamins.

8) Whole grains

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Whole grains (such as rice, oats or quinoa) are highly effective for reducing inflammation. Lentils are also a good alternative which additionally create a sensation of satiety and fullness.

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