As the years go by, our body gets weaker and weaker. That is the main reason we start to experience some health issues, and our body starts to function on a lower pace. We start to experience things such as joint and muscle pain.
It is normal to experience these things because our cartilages, ligaments and joints are susceptible to tear that is happening through the ages, this causes the pain that we experience.
Therefore, there are some painkillers that can give you a permanent pain relief, but for a long term we suggest you this drink, which is all natural and will help you improve the condition of your cartilages, ligaments and joints, also it will prevent from pain in these areas:
- 8 ounces of filtered water
- A teaspoon of organic honey
- 1 cup of natural orange juice
- A teaspoon of cinnamon powder
- 1 cup of oatmeal
- 8 ounces of crushed sweet almonds
- 2 cups of chopped pineapple
Put the oatmeal to cook for 10 minutes, then when it’s cooked let it cool down. Add all of the ingredients after that, and blend them. You should drink 2 glasses of the mixture on daily basis, do this for 15 days. You should drink the first glass early when you get up on an empty stomach, and the other one late in the afternoon.
To strengthen and keep your joints healthy, you should add certain foods to your diet, also not only will your joints be healthy but the health of your ligaments and tendons will be improved.
Try increasing your intake of foods that are rich with vitamin C, for example strawberries, broccoli, kiwi, parsley, raw peppers, tomato, oranges, etc. This vitamin inhibits the processes that can lead to inflammation along with omega-3’s, therefore it helps the maintenance of cartilage and collagen, and the process of synthesis.
Then you should drink a lot of water, that way you will keep your body hydrated at any time. This will help the joints to be synthesize their fluid, which actually helps them to be lubricated and will prevent from friction of the tissues and cartilage. Drink at least 2 liters of water on daily basis.
Also you should increase the intake of foods that contain anti-inflammatory substances, like pineapples and papaya, they contain a lot of anti-inflammatory properties, due to their richness in bromelain and papin.
Meats and derivates contain a lot of proteins, this helps you get the needed amino acids, which are needed to synthesize your cartilage and also reduces the time of recovery of lesions.
They are rich with zinc and iron too, which actually help with the healing of injuries. If you don’t like eating meat a lot, you can replace it with foods that are rich with protein too, like nuts, legumes and fish.
Consume vegetables that are rich in Allium, such as onions, leeks, garlic and young garlic etc. These foods are also rich with sulfur, which is a needed ingredient for the creation of collagen and many other elements that the bones, tendons, ligaments and cartilage need. According to the latest researches, low levels of sulfur can slow down the process of repairing of the joints. Also you can consume asparagus and cabbages due to their richness in allium too.
Try to optimize the levels of phosphorus, calcium and magnesium in your body, also increase the intake of vitamin D, this will strengthen your bones. This will prevent from calcium deficiency in your bones.
You should increase the intake of omega-3 fat acids, by eating bluefish like tuna, salmon and a lot of sardines. This will help inhibit the synthesis of the inflammatory mediators, it will also prevent from negative effects from the oxidative process that can occur during physical exercising on the cell membranes. Try to eat fish at least twice a week, make sure you also consume a lot of seeds and nuts (flax seeds), they are another rich source of omega-3 fat acids.
Take control of your body weight, it will prevent from injuries during physical exercises.