11. Broccoli, Brussels sprouts and Cabbage
Broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage are members of the Cruciferous family. They contain sulforaphane, a compound that helps to slow cartilage damage.
These cruciferous vegetables are rich in antioxidants like vitamin A, C and K. These are known to protect cells from free radicals that are suspected in the development of rheumatoid arthritis and chronic inflammation. There is some evidence that a diet high in cruciferous vegetable may even prevent rheumatoid arthritis.