One of the major benefits of modern society is that people are living longer than ever before. But there are consequences that come with an extended lifespan; our bodies grow more perceptible to damage and need more consideration in their care. Once chronic pain begins to set in, there are measures that can be taken to reduce the pain and maintain the body’s functionality. But the best way to maintain your body’s long-term health is to start planning for it in advance. That is especially the case when it comes to joint pain.
Arthritis and other types of joint pain can become pretty debilitating over time and even reduce a person’s quality of life if not taken care of. But you can prevent arthritis from happening to a very large degree by adopting a diet that protects your body’s joints. The best diet that researchers agree can substantially protect a person’s health is the well known Mediterranean diet.
The Mediterranean diet has many qualities that improve a person’s health and even extend their lifespan. But as far as joint pain is concerned, the Mediterranean diet is beneficial due to its sizable quantity of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This is primarily due to the diet’s huge emphasis on eating low glycemic fruits, vegetables, and legumes. It also requires eating a high level of unsaturated fats, especially olive oil.
The Mediterranean diet also requires eating a large quantity of fish which is the best source of omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids are natural anti-inflammatories and go a long way in preserving joint health. Long term inflammation will eventually lead to arthritis, so reducing the amount of inflammation in your body with every meal goes a long way towards keeping your body healthy.