Eating certain spices can help relieve joint pain associated with arthritis, said nutritionist Michael Mosley. writes Daily Express.
The first of the four spices that have a positive effect on the body is turmeric. Its active ingredient, curcumin, is considered pain relieving. “Curcumin blocks inflammatory cytokines and enzymes in two inflammatory pathways,” the physician advised. Cayenne pepper and other dried chili also help combat joint pain by relieving it. This type of pepper contains compounds known as capsaicinoids, which have anti-inflammatory properties.
According to the expert, you need to include more cinnamon in the diet. “It contains cinnamaldehyde and cinnamic acid, both of which have antioxidant properties, and help suppress cell damage caused by free radicals,” the study said.
Another beneficial ingredient, ginger, has a natural anti-inflammatory effect.
Earlier, nutritionist Tatyana Dick urged Russians to include cinnamon, turmeric, thyme, sage and oregano in their diet. These spices are rich in antioxidants that have anti-cancer and free radical-fighting properties.
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