I found this article on “3 foods that stop joint pain” really intriguing, so I thought I’d share it with you and review it a little deeper.
Now we’re all getting older, it has its pluses in terms of wisdom wise, been there worn the t shirt, more chilled than our younger days. A cosy night in with great company, a sizzling steak, pepper sauce and fries with a lush bottle of red is much more appealing than clubbing till 3am these days, cosy socks instead of high heeled stilettos any day.
So reality hits, those little noises you hear yourself doing getting out of bed in the morning, those ooh ahhh sounds that you thought only your Grandma did getting up from her chair. Well its started guys, I’d much prefer the ooh ahhh’s in the throws of passion with my hunky other half, but I’ve found myself dragging my butt out of bed in the mornings doing the grandma sound!! Definitely need more yoga in my life and fast.
Here’s a quick quiz for you today to find out if your body is “on fire,” or chronically inflamed…
Mark down how many you respond YES to below:
–> Do you feel stiff when you get up from sitting?
–> Are any of your joints sore when you fully move them?
–> Do your hands feel stiff?
–> Do any of your joints feel swollen?
–> Do you have unexplained nasal congestion?
If you answered “YES” to any of these, you really need to avoid these 5 foods…
Every day, millions of people have a hard time exercising because of shoulder, knee, back and elbow pain.
What most people — and even most doctors — don’t know is that one of the major causes of pain is actually… food.
Here’s what you should focus on removing from your diet if you want to double your recovery process and get pain-free faster than with just pills:
1) Sugar. This one is obvious. Nothing damages the digestive track like sugar.
The medical community is starting to agree on the fact that chronic inflammation often starts in your gut,
the biggest part of your immune system.
2) Alcohol. I also like my Friday night drink-out, but keep in mind that beer or any other alcoholic beverage
damages your gut flora and liver when consumed in excess.
3) Grains. Refined or not, grains are inflammatory. That’s even worse if you’re gluten sensitive, like 10-15 % (depending on the sources) of the world’s population.
The phytic acid and lecithins in grains are a problem for most people, even without allergies or intolerance.
4) Refined vegetable oil. Canola, soy, safflower, corn, sunflower, you name it.
Even though these oils are advertised as healthy and trans-fat free, turns out the heavy refining which they go through destroy the healthy fats and turn them into highly inflammatory by-products.
5) Pasteurised dairy. 75% of the world’s population is intolerant to lactose.
That’s because the pasteurisation process destroys the healthy bacteria and enzymes in raw milk, and make this popular beverage very hard to digest.
In my experience, most people feel like a million bucks when drinking less pasteurised milk or ditching it altogether.
These are just some of the inflammatory foods most people are consuming on a daily basis.
But there are also a ton of superfoods that can REDUCE your pain and help you heal your joints.
So, if you suffer from any kind of joint or muscle pain, then make sure you check out the best resource on the subject:
Chronic Inflammation: The Root Cause of a Multitude of Diseases
Green Tea is one of the world’s most popular beverages. It is loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effects on the body, including improved brain function, fat loss, a lower risk of cancer and inflammation-fighting properties.
Green tea is also the least processed of all the predominant types of tea: green, black and oolong. (page 40)
A 2009 study found that bioactive compounds in pistachio, and molecules present in pistachios, have anti-inflammatory properties.
Pistachio oil decreases levels of an inflammatory marker known as “lift-2.” Pistachios are nutrient dense and provide protein, fiber micronutrients, plant sterols, gamma-tocopherol and other phytochemical compounds, including flavanoids and phenolic compounds. Overall, they are an excellent weapon in the war against chronic “joint” inflammation. (page 36)
The Kiwifruit is a small fruit approximately 3 inches long and weighing about four ounces. Kiwi provides your daily intake of antioxidants such as polyphenols and carotenoids which help fight damage caused by oxidative stress and free radicals.
Kiwifruit is also known to assist in wading off the effects of stress, joint inflammation and attack from viruses and bacteria. (page 29)
About the Authors
For well over the last 20 years, Rick Kaselj has been helping clients around the world over come injury and pain. Rick specialises in effective exercises to overcome injuries and pain. He has helped people one-on-one, in group rehabilitation and with online coaching. Rick has helped people with work injuries, car accidents, sports injuries, and joint injuries.
Rick is also the “go-to” person for health and fitness professionals when it comes to injuries and exercises. He has taught well over 6056 from 34 countries.
In this guide Mike Westerdal, CPT, RKC of Critical Bench and Injury Specialist Rick Kaselj, MS have teamed up to give you a complete resource guide that uses 101 foods to assist the body with it’s natural healing process.
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