Arthritis pain could be PREVENTED by eating more of this 25p vegetable

Arthritis symptoms affect about 10 million people in the UK, according to the NHS.

Signs of the condition include swelling, stiffness, restricted movement and muscle wasting.

Symptoms tend to come and go, and vary from mild to severe.

But, you could ease arthritis pain by eating more garlic, according to the National Centre on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD).

“Garlic belongs to the Liliaceae, or lily, family,” it said. “Some studies show garlic to be an antimicrobial, anticancer, cholesterol-lowering, and anti-arthritic agent. Garlic is also an antioxidant.

“Adding these potent herbs when cooking can help give your food wonderful flavour while also helping to decrease inflammation and pain from arthritis.”

Garlic’s arthritis-fighting properties come from a compound called diallyl disulphide, said the Arthritis Foundation.

Speak to a GP before taking garlic supplements, as they can sometimes be harmful, NCHPAD warned.

Adding some other foods to your diet could also reduce joint pain.

Oily fish help to fight inflammation. Salmon, tuna, trout and mackerel are all rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

Eating fish a couple of times a week could help to ease some signs of arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation said.

Turmeric, broccoli, cabbage and cherries could also help to reduce arthritis pain.

Arthritis can affect people of all ages, including children.

The most common type of arthritis in the UK is osteoarthritis.

The condition is caused by a wearing down of cartilage lining the joints.

About eight million people have osteoarthritis in the UK. Rheumatoid arthritis, the second most common type of arthritis, affects about 400,000 people.