Foods for Pain-Free Knees by Amy Gorin

Vitamin C can do more than boost your immunity.  Australian scientists recently discovered that the antioxidant found in produce like bell peppers, kiwifruit, tomatoes, and oranges also helps protect your knees against arthritis.

Researchers studied 293 middle-aged people who were free of knee pain.  Ten years later, their knee tissue was assessed with an MRI.  Those eating high amounts of vitamin C were less likely to have bone degeneration that leads to the development of knee osteoarthritis.  Researchers also found that other antioxidants, including letein and zeaxanthin (found in green veggies such as spinach), can protect against age-related wear and tear.

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