Broccoli, Brussels sprouts and Cabbage
Broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage are members of the Cruciferous family. They contain sulforaphane,
a compound that helps to slow cartilage damage.
These cruciferous vegetables are rich in antioxidants like vitamin A, C and K.
These are known to protect cells from free radicals that are suspected in the development of rheumatoid
arthritis and chronic inflammation. There is some evidence that a diet high in cruciferous vegetable
may even prevent rheumatoid arthritis.
Surprise! You thought we were going to tell you to stay away from alcohol, but red wine can actually be
good for people with arthritis. The reason is a compound called resveratrol that has been shown to have
strong anti-inflammatory properties. Drinking a glass or two on the regular can actually reduce
the risk of developing osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis in the first place.
However, too much wine or alcohol of any kind will cause rather than prevent inflammation.
It is also quite dehydrating, so you need to follow up with water whenever you consume alcohol.
Stick to one glass per day if you’re a woman and two if you’re a man (no fair).