You can keep your body healthy by maintaining a diet rich in nutrients and foods for healthy joints. Natural antihistamines, anti-inflammatories, and strong antioxidants can all be found in foods that help protect the body’s joints as we age.

No matter old or how active you are, joint health is a smart consideration.

Here are the top foods for joint health from Backfit Health + Spine:

1. Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds are full of healthy fats- particularly, Omega-3s, which have helpful anti-inflammatory properties. Omega-3s can also be found in oily fish like salmon, mackerel, sardines and trout.

2. Colorful Fruits and Vegetables

The more colors in your fruit and veggie intake, the more antioxidant vitamins your body gets to absorb. Antioxidants fight radicals and reduce inflammation-related damage.

3. Ginger and Tumeric

Ginger and turmeric are used for treat cold ailments for a reason, and they can be used generously when you’re healthy, too. Add the two into your cooking regimes to soak up their anti-inflammatory compounds.

4. Lean Protein

Lean protein includes poultry, fish and plant-based options such as beans. These proteins are essential to building healthy connective tissue to keep muscle mass and strength up. The stronger your muscles, the less pressure on your joints.

5. Leafy Greens and Whole Grains

Dark greens and grains are packed with vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins which keep joints healthy through activity!

Hungry for more tips? Visit Backfit Health+Spine, Chandler’s premier chiropractic health care practice. Our knowledgeable, well-trained, highly experienced staff holistically approach every case, from injury to knee rejuvenation, from preventative health care to acute back pain. Come see us for an appointment!