Dealing with symptoms of arthritis may be approached with dietary and/or lifestyle modifications and exercise. From anti-inflammatory foods and pain relievers to fatigue-fighters, and mood boosters, NutriBlasts have been shown to help alleviate the pain and side effects of this ailment. Other things to consider…
1) Lose weight if you are overweight – the heavier you are, the more pressure placed on your joints.
2) Cut out processed, refined sugars – these produce inflammation in your body; adding more fuel to an already hot fire.
3) Boost anti-inflammatory foods, including omega-3 rich walnuts, wild salmon, flax or chia seeds, and avocado. Healthy fats will act as a lubricant for the joints.
There are a variety of anti-inflammatory foods perfect for tossing into a NutriBlast. Flavonoid-rich fruits and veggies such as spinach, blueberries, cherries, citrus fruits, parsley, green tea, and cacao are known to reduce inflammation.
In addition, omega-3 fatty acids show promise to tame the fire; try adding avocado, walnuts, flax, and chia to your NutriBlast. Two tropical fruits, pineapple and papaya, contain the enzyme bromelain, a natural inflammation-buster. We're all familiar with the potent spice turmeric, which contains circumin, a compound known to interfere with chemicals that cause inflammation.