Foods That Help Joint Pain

Found an article on TheInertia.com that was written by surfing-health coach Cris Mills.

Grabbed the key points and highlighted them below. The information might help some of us who have chronic pain and reoccurring injuries.

Acute injuries follow the time-honored protocol of R.I.C.E. – Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation, Diet, and Time to heal damaged tissues.

Eat These:

Turmeric, Ginger, and Oregano are powerhouse spices that you should cook with.

Pineapple: It contains a substance called bromelain that is an enzyme which can help stop inflammation. This compound is actually widely used in many arthritis medications.

Papaya: It contains a digestive enzyme called papain which helps to reduce inflammation and help your digestion.

Kiwi: It’s a cheap and excellent source of vitamin C (along with pineapple and papaya), and gives you lot’s of anti-oxidants which are necessary to offset systemic inflammation.

Grassfed beef: Quality raised meat has a very beneficial ration of omega3 to omega6 which is very beneficial to halting the inflammatory cascade your painful little joints are going through.

Salmon: Similarly as with grass fed beef, cold-water fish tend to have a higher concentration of omega3 fatty acids.

Bone Broths: Learn how to make these! Bone broths offer up easily digestible nutrients and minerals, a list of amino acids, gelatin and collagen structures, and help heal your stomach.

Eat lots of fresh vegetables.

Foods to Avoid:

– Trans-saturated fats – come on… you should know this
– Vegetable oils (olive oil is okay, but not to be used for cooking)
– Deep fried foods
– Soda
– Grain fed meats
– Sugar
– Most grains
– Flour based products
– Fast food
– Alcohol

Last of all make sure you get plenty of sleep. Sleep is essential for all your bodily systems to function optimally, and has a direct effect on your mental and physical health. It is during sleep that your recovery and repair processes take place.

Eat clean to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to do the activities you want in life.

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