As yet, there are no specific foods that have been proven to be beneficial to eat for arthritis. There is a small amount of research that eating cherries helps some people, but it is not yet proven, and what works for one person may not work for another. Certainly, eating cherries, which are in season right now, is delicious and very beneficial for a variety of other reasons, [link here to our reasons to eat more]. One thing that is important for arthritis is to be at a healthy weight, and fruits and vegetables are beneficial as part of a weight management program. See “How Many Cups Do You Need” to find out how much you should be eating each day.
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