8 Foods That Relieve Joint Pain
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Eat to Ease Joint Pain

Painful, stiff, or swollen joints can make it tough to get through the day. Research shows that some foods can dial down inflammation and help relieve joint pain. Here are eight foods that might help your aching joints.

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