Eat These 10 Foods For Healthy Joints As You Age

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By: Chris Freytag, CPT // June 20, 2023


Keep your joints healthy is key to staying mobile and not experiencing pain as you age.  Although you may not be able to prevent all join injuries or arthritis, there are many things you can start doing today to help keep your joints healthy.

When you’re on a mission for how to keep your joints healthy, eating the right healthy foods matters. Researchers have identified that many foods found in the Mediterranean diet can help combat inflammation, which is a major cause of arthritis-related joint pain.

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    1. Salmon

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    Try making this light but satisfying Teriyaki Salmon Salad or this easy Foil Packet Grilled Salmon & Veggies

    2. Berries

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    I enjoy eating my berries in the morning in this Berry Light Breakfast Smoothie.

    3. Avocado

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    You’ll love this twist on a classic sandwich Avocado Tuna Salad sandwich or these Healthy Salmon Avocado Boats.

    4. Spinach

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    If you want to sneak spinach into a dish, try this Sweet Potato Spinach Lasagna. The whole family will love it.

    5. Tuna

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    Turmeric Tuna Boats is a fun lunch or appetizer that combines 2 of our anti-inflammatory foods.

    6. Almonds

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    Grab a handful of these satisfying nuts or try using almond flour when you’re baking.

    7. Turmeric

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    My favorite way to eat turmeric is actually to drink it. Try this Creamy Turmeric Golden Milk and you won’t be sorry!

    8. Olive oil

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    Easy to cook with daily but if you want to up your olive game, try this nummy Olive Tapenade the next time you need a midnight snack.

    9. Sardines

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    Sardines are typically a love-it-or-hate-it fish but the health benefits make it worth incorporating into your diet when you can!

    10. Kale

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    Kale is easy to incorporate into your salad but if you are looking for a warming, hearty option try this Creamy Sausage and Kale Soup (husband approved.)

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