5. Dark leafy greens
Spinach, kale, chard and collard greens are all great dark green leafy vegetables that are not used enough in our everyday meals despite the fact that they are power houses filled with over 100 chemical compounds from flavonoids, phytochemicals and carotenoids that have potential pharmacological activities with the added benefit of its content of minerals , vitamins K , vitamin D , vitamin E and vitamin C that is essential for collagen production, which is a main component of the joint cartilage. These compounds have been proven to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. They also have some anti-obesity action by curbing excess food intake by inducing the secretion of satiety hormones making you lose weight easily, the most important factor in relieving the pressure off of joints and making them less liable for damage.