When you type "diet" into Amazon.com's book search, you get 81,000 titles! They range from great ones like "You on A Diet Revised" - the best seller by us - to "Dropping Acid" (really!) on stopping reflux, and "Edible: An adventure into the world of eating insects."
So we understand why you might be a bit wary of one more healthy-eating plan. But we've got groundbreaking nutritional info about an anti-osteoarthritis dietary strategy that you're gonna love, because in addition to protecting bone-cushioning cartilage in your joints, it will help prevent cancer, diabetes, gastro distress and heart disease, and protect your liver.
A new study found that eating lots of broccoli can protect your joints from "wear and tear" osteoarthritis arthritis. Steamed, pureed, in soups and in stir-fries, or oven-roasted - even raw - this cruciferous vegetable delivers two bioactive chemicals: sulforaphane and indole-3-carbinol. The sulforaphane seems particularly joint-friendly and, when teamed with its partner, it helps every system in your body. This powerhouse duo is also found in broccoli sprouts (20 times the content), Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, Savoy cabbage, red cabbage, kohlrabi, horseradish, kale, arugula and collard greens.
For maximum joint protection, make sure to eat plenty of those tasty veggies AND other anti-inflammatory foods. Those include strawberries, blueberries and carrots, as well as healthy olive, walnut and canola oil, and fatty fish with omega-3 DHA; we like salmon and ocean trout. We also suggest you take 900 mg daily of an algal oil DHA supplement. You'll stay flexible and reduce pain.
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