When I first started having joint pains, my doctor told me to take a pain killer. He was not writing prescriptions for joint pain because of bad press. I did not get the relief I expected from supplements. Eating healthy on the other hand quickly worked for me.Eating healthy brings permanent relief, flexibility and a chance to maintain an ideal body weight.
To get rid of inflammation, I used fresh citrus like lemons, limes, grapefruit and oranges to get Vitamin C. I had a glass of water with the juice of a piece of fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice every morning. This helped me to drink more water and avoid the sugar from large amounts of juice. This healthy eating habit dissolves inflammation caused by sugar.
Foods like berries, cherries plums and the ubiquitous apple have bioflavonoid that can remove toxins from joints, ease pain and speed up healing. I made quick 20 second healthy eating smoothies in a Vita Mix blender. I added almond butter as good fat and almond essence as flavor in my smoothie. Almonds have an aspirin like acid pain reliever. .
For healthy eating, I choose greens such as broccoli, kale, bokchoy, Swiss chard and spinach which were steamed, sautéed, or micro waved. I cooked with lots of onions, and parsley to improve my condition super fast. And it worked! You can do this too. Use the healthy eating recipes in my book – Eat Yourself Younger Effortlessly – the easy way to slow aging, feel great and look good. When cooking use small amounts of water to braise or boil. Cook for between 5 to 10 minutes. You get super benefit if you do not overcook greens.
I cooked with grape seed and olive oil that have Alpha-linolenic Acid. (ALA), known to sooth joints. I use walnut and extra virgin oil to make salad dressings. These oils have catechins, bioflavonoids known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. I take Seven Seas cod liver oil the absolute only supplement that speeds up joint healing. For healthy eating drinks I use black, green, or herbal teas. I increased my water by 16 0zs per day.Eat good protein such as sardines and salmon. It is essential for healthy eating. Add a low carbohydrate protein powder to your smoothies and juice drinks. This increases enzymes production. Enzymes are needed for building of new bone and muscle supportive tissue. Increase your activity. Jump for joy and enjoy your pain free movement.
About the Author
Celia Westberry, M.S. is author of – Eat Yourself Younger Effortlessly, the easy way to slow aging, feel great and look good. She coaches clients to reprogram their minds and bodies to have a dynamic relationship with food to be happier, healthier and more contented. She has been eating healthy for 20 years.
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Please note that information provided here is not to replace your Doctor’s advice. It is meant as education. Do not stop taking any prescribed medications without consulting your doctor. Many medications must be weaned. Please use common sense.