Best Foods to Eat If You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis, According to Researchers

Like so many other maladies out there, rheumatoid arthritis doesn’t have a cure. There is, however, a way to make the inflammation and pain in your body less unbearable. Behold, the “RA diet” — a list of foods that fight inflammation in the body, thus combating the debilitating symptoms of RA. Read on to see what these miracle foods are. (The food on page 11 may surprise you.)

1. Fish

Grilled Salmon

Salmon’s packed with omega-3s that can help reduce inflammation.| Gbh007/iStock/Getty Images

One factor that ties a lot of the foods on this list together is that they contain omega-3 fatty acids, which reduce inflammation in the body. And certain kinds of fish, like salmon and albacore tuna — just to name a couple — are packed with omega-3s. Arthritis Foundation recommends eating at least three ounces of these fishes a week to battle inflammation.

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