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International Healthcare News: Balanced diet 'helps prevent joint pain risk'

Expat medical insurance customers should stick to an anti-inflammatory diet in order to avoid joint pain.

This is the advice given by nutritionist Fiona Kirk, who explained eating too much meat and processed food "creates an acidic environment", in which it is harder to control inflammation.

"The more acidic our blood, the more inflammation will exist," she remarked, adding that foods in the so-called nightshade family – which include potatoes and aubergines – can also contribute to joint problems, as suffers who cut down on their intake of these items experience a reduction in pain.

Ms Kirk urged people to eat as many fruits and vegetables as possible, as these contain the antioxidants and nutrients that help prevent a variety of health issues.

Dr Sarah Brewer of Natural Health Guru also called on individuals who are dieting to take multivitamin and mineral supplements to ensure they get the vital substances they need.

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