29. Chia Seeds
These tiny little seeds are jam-packed with beneficial fatty acids. Chia seeds are even referred to as one of the super foods. They provide both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids in perfect proportions (54).
Apart from the essential fatty acids, alpha-linolenic and linoleic acid, chia seeds are rich in antioxidants. Plus, they are full of powerful anti-inflammatory agents and vitamins A, B, E, and D. They also contain a bounty of minerals, including sulphur, iron, iodine, magnesium, manganese, niacin and thiamine.
Chia seeds become “mucilaginous” (gluey) when mixed with water so make sure to eat them right away after mixing in liquid. They will absorb up to 10 times their weight in water, so they are also perfect to mix with any baked goods to keep them nice and moist.
You can also mix chia seeds or use a ground chia flour in things like your favorite muffin recipe. You can even sprinkle a handful of chia seeds on your yogurt or salad.
Tomatoes are one of those foods that you can easily incorporate into your diet. They are extremely versatile as well as delicious and they come in a variety of types, colors, and sizes. When it comes to health, tomatoes are just as valuable. They are widely shown in countless studies to be potent antioxidants, including a bounty of lycopene, which new studies have linked to bone health and osteoporosis (56).
Although raw tomatoes are perfectly nutritious, cooking tomatoes actually increases their lycopene content, according to studies, so make sauces, soups or simply sauté your tomatoes for extra nutrition and anti-inflammatory benefits (57).
There you have it! Eat one or more of the ingredients above daily and that stubborn joint pain will be gone in no time! If you only have to pick one, go for the turmeric! It’ll have the biggest impact by far!