Dealing with Arthritis

Dealing with Arthritis

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.

Registered Dietitian

Comment by Ahavens
November 03, 2015
On adding green tea to smoothie. Heat 1/4 cup water, steep tea bag 3-5 minutes, add ice cubes and cold water to fill cup. Then add desired amount of liquid to smoothie.
Comment by Dk10england
January 01, 2015
How would you add green tea? Brew it and add the liquid?
NutriLiving Krista Haynes on February 12, 2015
Yes! Brew the tea, allow it to cool, then add to your Blast.
Comment by Danna
December 30, 2012
should flax seeds be ground before using in a blast?
NutriLiving Krista Haynes on June 21, 2013
Not necessarily. You can use the milling blade to grind into a powder before tossing in to ensure it gets blended or you can toss them in whole as the blade should pulverize them when included with other ingredients too!
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