1. Fatty Fish
Fatty fish comes in a lot of forms. From salmon and sardines to mackerel and trout, all of them are really high in omega-3 fatty acids. Numerous studies have shown that these healthy fatty acids can reduce inflammation in the body, your main pain generator when it comes to arthritis.
In fact, a small study goes even further, suggesting that in only eight weeks of eating fatty fish, you can significantly decrease the levels of inflammation in the body. You can also enjoy the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids from supplements.
However, we prefer fish rather than omega-3 fatty acid supplements, since fish is also an excellent source of vitamin D, especially when referring to rheumatoid arthritis patients.
One study suggested that rheumatoid arthritis patients have lower levels of vitamin D, so it’s a good idea to supplement it from foods.