Arthritis is a common condition that affects people of all ages, according to the NHS.
Symptoms of arthritis include joint pain, stiffness and restricted movement.
The condition could also cause warm, red skin over the affected joints.
But, eating cherries cold help to ease the symptoms of arthritis, according to Aetna International’s Director of Population Health, Dr Sneh Khemka.
“Certain foods have been shown to fight inflammation, strengthen bones and improve the immune system,” Khemka told Express.co.uk.
“Adding these foods to your balanced diet, may help ease the symptoms of arthritis.
“Cherries have an anti-inflammatory effect and form part of your 5-a-day.
“If you don’t like cherries you can try other berries. Strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries have the same effect.”
Omega-3 fatty acids could also reduce inflammation in the body, Khemka added.
Certain fish are rich in omega-3s, including mackerel, tuna, trout and salmon.
Citrus fruits, such as oranges and lemons, are rich in vitamin C, and help to prevent inflammatory arthritis, he said.
Garlic, onion and leeks are thought to contain compounds which may limit cartilage-damaging enzymes in human cells.
There are over 100 forms of arthritis. Some are genetic, while some are age-related.
You could lower your risk of developing the condition by exercising regularly.
Exercise keeps joints mobile and strengthens muscles around the joint.
Losing weight, if you’re overweight or obese, may also help to relieve symptoms.