As people age, it is common for them to experience pain in the knees, back, legs, and ankles. Sometimes aging means that people go to bed and wake up with a sore ankle or lower back pain. The phrase, “I slept wrong” really seems to be used a lot as we age. Young people are fortunate to not understand that yet. Joint pain doesn’t have to control how you live your life though. There are things you can do to be pain-free.
Did you know that a recent national survey found that roughly one-third of adults reported having joint pain? The reasons for joint pain can vary, but they are commonly caused by conditions such as arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, other injuries, or osteoarthritis.
Whether it is overall wear and tear on the body or an injury that leads to joint pain, you don’t have to live life according to your pain. There is a smoothie we found that has some amazing anti-inflammatory properties, which help to reduce pain. It even helps promote healthy circulation in your legs. Let’s see what the primary ingredients do for the body.
Remaining in the citrus lane, oranges are also rich in vitamin C. Recent studies have shown that having a sufficient amount of vitamin C in the body helps to prevent conditions like arthritis because it maintains healthy joints.
Turmeric is a superstar and a superfood. A 2009 study found that turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin, helped to relieve pain in knee osteoarthritis just as well as ibuprofen. Consuming turmeric can also help inhibit overall joint inflammation.
Pineapple contains an active compound, bromelain, which helps to reduce inflammation and reduce joint pain, especially in those with arthritis. New findings are pointing to the fact that bromelain has comparable pain-relieving/anti-inflammatory effects to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
What You’ll Need For The Smoothie:
- One orange, peeled
- Two cups pineapple
- 2 celery stalks
- 2 pears, cored
- 1 lemon, peeled and de-seeded
- 1” piece of fresh ginger root, peeled
- 2” turmeric root, peeled
- pinch of black pepper
- ½ teaspoon virgin coconut oil
- After prepping all of the ingredients, add them to a blender and blend away. Drink immediately or store in a glass jar in the fridge for about 3 days.