Research group of the University of Washington proved that regular consumption of green tea has a positive effect on joint health. It is a specific substance that is included in the drink. It comes epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). EGCG possesses strong anti-inflammatory action and does not block the normal function of cells, as do traditional medicines. This writes The Indian Express.
Rheumatoid arthritis belongs to the autoimmune group of diseases. Most often with this form of arthritis affects the small joints of the hands and feet. The result is severe pain on swelling, the cartilage is damaged, joints become deformed, lose their function.
Scientists conducted an experiment on animals. It turned out that regular food in addition of EGCG reduced the level of inflammation of the ankle joint for 10 days. It is possible that in the near future the matter will make the real cure for rheumatoid arthritis.