Plant-based diets can help as they are high in supportive factors like antioxidants to help with oxidative damage, repair and also to support the body in its natural function (e.g. liver support and digestion). Plant-based diets are high in fibre and prebiotics, and these prebiotics help to feed the bacteria in the microbiome and this increases the microbiome diversity – which is essential for those with joint stiffness and mobility problems.

Plant-based foods are also high in fibre, which helps to support and clean the digestive system and as we eat multiple times a day a healthy digestive system is key to keeping us well. Plant-based eating can also help with weight management and for those that need to lose some weight to ease the stress son their joints this is an added benefit, and we all know that plants are powerful! Ginger is a well-known calming agent to support the body to return to homeostasis (balance) green vegetables and things like barley and wheat grass work to alkalise the body.