Ginger, blueberries, olive oil and green tea are among the ‘superfoods’ that help fight rheumatoid arthritis, according to new research.
Scientists have compiled a definitive list of foods proven to combat the symptoms of the crippling condition.
They suggest sufferers incorporate the foods into their diet to slow down the progressive, debilitating autoimmune disease.
Other foods listed as having an anti-inflammatory effect range from fruits – such as dried plums, grapefruit and pomegranates – to whole grains, the spice turmeric, as well as specific oils such as fish oil.
The experts – following their review of scientific research papers – also recommended switching from a meat diet to a plant-based one.
They said such foods reduce joint stiffness and pain by lowering inflammatory chemicals released by the immune system called cytokines.