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Anti-Inflammatory Salad Recipes for Arthritis Patients

Want to learn to make exquisite salads that also fulfil the diet requirements of arthritis patients? We've got a bunch of recipes for you to try. The salad recipes presented below call for ingredients that are naturally rich in anti-inflammatory nutrients and other nutrients that may provide relief to arthritis patients. But before you get started on these recipes, you may want to have a look at the section Diet Plan for Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers and the section Best Foods for Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief which provide more general information about how anti-inflammatory nutrients and foods help combat arthritis symptoms.

Super-Nutritious Broccoli Salad with Apples and Cranberries

This super nutritious salad is made of ingredients that deliver a good wallop of anti-arthritis nutrients such as beta-carotene, quercetin, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin B6, zinc, copper, and selenium. Thanks to the broccoli, it also contains some omega-3 fatty acids.

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Romaine and Smoked Salmon Salad

Salmon helps reduce joint pain and stiffness as well as signs inflammation in people with rheumatoid arthritis. The romaine lettuce and carrots featured in this salad are packed with pro-vitamin A and vitamin C which help neutralize free radicals and reduce inflammation of joints. Also the radishes in this wonderful salad have anti-inflammatory properties.

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Upgrade Your Salad-Making Tools!

Toss out that old plastic bottle and invest in an elegant salad dressing shaker made of high-quality glass! Don't know which one to pick? Try Trudeau's wonderfully-designed vinaigrette mixing bottle – it has a large spout opening, dripless design, and three mouthwatering recipes printed on it for easy reference.

Do you live in the UK? Typhoon manufactures a similar glass shaker which is available from

Ginger and Cucumber Salad

This salad is a great way to include more ginger in your diet. Research shows that when people with arthritis eat ginger regularly they experience relief of pain, stiffness, and swelling. These beneficial effects are largely attributable to gingerols, strong anti-inflammatory substances that also give ginger its distinctive flavor.

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Anti-Inflammatory Salmon Salad

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, salmon helps fight inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis. The RA-fighting properties of this salad are further strengthened by red onions and capers which are among the best dietary sources of quercetin—a flavonoid with strong anti-inflammatory properties.

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Carrot Fennel Cucumber Salad

Provided that you're not allergic to citrus fruits, this summery salad works like magic to soothe your soul—and joints. The anti-arthritis properties of this salad are due to the wide range of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients found in this salad, including rosmarinic acid, omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamin C.

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Beet and Carrot Salad with Ginger

This recipe pairs beets with carrots and ginger to create an excellent natural remedy for fighting RA. Studies have found betacyanin—a phytochemical compound responsible for beets' intense purple color—to possess strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Packed with beta-carotene, carrots further strengthen the arthritis-fighting properties of this salad. The ginger featured in this salad is an age-old remedy for inflammation in the joints.

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Want More Recipes?

For more recipes that help fight RA, please visit the main recipe directory of's Guide to Fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis.