Our parents used to say, “Eat your veggies!” all the time and they were right. Vegetables are really good for our health.
Spinach: Popeye the Sailor Man loved spinach because it’s both tasty and high in antioxidants. One of its compounds is kaempferol, which has been proven to reduce inflammation, pain, and slow down the progression of osteoarthritis.
Broccoli: Broccoli contains sulforaphane which helps in joint pain relief and contributes to a decrease in the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Maybe now that you know how good it is, you’ll think more of this wonder veggie.
Soy: Soybeans are also beneficial. They are low in fat and rich in protein and fiber, and contain omega-3 fatty acids that help with inflammatory joint pain. This is true for consuming the vegetable itself and not soy-made products which are high in sugar or salt.
Red beans: Red beans are also rich in fiber, which lowers the levels of C-reactive protein just like whole-grain foods. They are also high in protein, folic acid, iron, magnesium, and potassium which all boost our immune system.
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