Plant-based foods reduce the risk of knee osteoarthritis, according to a study published in Scientific Reports. Diet questionnaires from patients with diagnosed knee osteoarthritis and control participants without arthritis showed that those who ate the most phytochemicals from fruits and vegetables such as kale, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts lowered their risk for arthritis by 65% when compared to those who ate the least amount of plant foods. These foods help manage inflammation and may help reduce the odds of developing arthritis.
Amirkhizi F, Ghoreishy SM, Hamedi-Shahraki S, Asghari S. Higher dietary phytochemical index is associated with lower odds of knee osteoarthritis. Sci Rep. 2022;12(1):9059-9067. doi:10.1038/s41598-022-13019-1