New study proves however that eating ONE single ingredient can prevent arthritis even if you’re at high risk.
What’s more it will halt the progression and significantly reduce your pain, even if your arthritis is at very serious, later stages.
Most importantly, you find this ingredient in every supermarket, dirt cheap, it causes no side effects, has no calories and is actually considered extremely healthy.
In the study, published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, researchers examined medical data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative with its 4,796 participants and from the Framingham Offspring Osteoarthritis Study with its 1,268 participants. These studies continued for four and nine years, respectively.
At the beginning of the study, the participant’s average age was 54, and all of them either had osteoarthritis or were considered at high risk of developing it.
The subjects had to complete food intake questionnaires and information on arthritis symptoms and x-ray data were also collected.
Researchers found that high-fiber diets significantly reduced the subject’s risk of developing osteoarthritis.
Compared to the 25 percent of subjects that ate the least fiber, the 25 percent who ate the most fiber were 30% to 61% less likely to develop osteoarthritis.
Moreover, a high fiber intake also reduced the amount of pain experienced by people with osteoarthritis and prevented it from worsening.
There are two reasons Fiber is so beneficial for arthritis:
1) It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects.
2) It helps you lose weight and keep it off.
This indicates that a high fiber diet is not just good for osteoarthritis but all types of arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.