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Eat those knees, hips and ankles into great form with our top five foods for joints #nutrition h…

Eat those knees, hips and ankles into great form with our top five foods for joints #nutrition h…

Image: Richard Eskite Photography Your joints are built to withstand incredible forces. Within each one is a capsule filled with synovial fluid, which cushions and nourishes your cartilage. It’s your cartilage that allows bones to pass over and across each other. A poor diet, age and genetics can cause cartilage cells 
to break apart, clog up the synovial fluid and bring on an inflammatory reaction, resulting in pain. Fortunately, you can shore up your joint health with certain key foods. Olive oil Researchers from the University of Catania in Sicily added extra virgin olive oil to the diets of rats with joint problems. After eight weeks, the rats had higher levels of lubricin, a protein in synovial fluid that protects cartilage, compared with animals fed a standard diet. Eat it: Add a little extra virgin olive oil to salad dressings and pastas. Kefir This cultured milk su...

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