Achy joints? Limber up with broccoli. The cruciferous green vegetable may slow the progression of arthritis.
Arthritis getting you down? Bolster yourself with broccoli. The crunchy green vegetable may help to slow down or even prevent osteoarthritis. According to a consistent body of research, sulforaphane, a compound in the cruciferous vegetable family that includes broccoli, reduces the destruction of cartilage in joints associated with osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis. Participating in a regular, moderate exercise program and maintaining a healthy weight are other lifestyle modifications you can make to improve symptoms and reduce your chances of getting the disease. Adding broccoli and other crucifers (cauliflower, cabbage, arugula, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi and more) to your daily diet — in soup, pasta, salads and even as a snack — may benefit sufferers even more.
source: the Cleveland Clinic Wellness site