As we age, several changes take place inside our body, which is reflected in our appearance and physical performance. Among the first signs of aging, and that is a quite natural process, is the onset of pain to the knees and joints. Here’s how to reduce and relieve it quickly with this natural drink.
The joints are the meeting points of two bones, which allow us to move our limbs and to easily make different movements (walking, jumping, running …). But sometimes, some factors such as intense exercise, age, overweight, and some degenerative diseases can make them lose their flexibility and strength. This is due to lack of lubrication at the joint and weakening of the tendons and ligaments supporting it, causing swelling and pain, which can be so inconvenient that it prevents the person from moving normally.
To relieve and regain an almost normal quality of life, many people resort to anti-inflammatory drugs and pain killers, which only reduce inflammation and soothe the pain. Now, there are foods rich in anti-inflammatory agents, vitamins and minerals that nourish the tendons and ligaments, and lubricate the joints.
Beneficial foods to reduce joint pain:
Thanks to its richness in bromelain, pineapple is the ideal fruit to calm joint pains. It has powerful anti-inflammatory and anti-edema properties that reduce swelling and inflammation in the joints and especially in the knees, effectively reducing pain and improving physical functioning.
Containing a significant amount of beta-carotenes and flavonoids, which give it a powerful antioxidant effect, orange cleanses the body of toxins and free radicals promoting early aging, and prevents degenerative diseases. In addition, its high vitamin C content contributes to the production of collagen, a protein that provides elasticity and regeneration of the body’s various tissues, including ligaments and tendons.
In flakes or flour, oats are a food full of nutrients and health benefits. Its effectiveness in joint pain comes from its abundance of vitamin B6 which has a powerful anti-inflammatory effect. According to a study conducted at the Medical University in Taichung, Taiwan, the results of which were published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, supplementation of 100 mg daily with vitamin B6 suppressed pro-inflammatory cytokines in people with polyarthritis Rheumatoid.
This tasty spice contains a significant amount of tannins whose antioxidant power effectively removes free radicals and wastes that promote aging and inflammation. Cinnamon also has an analgesic effect that quickly and effectively reduces pain.
Thanks to the large amount of nutrients and antioxidants it contains, honey is among the most beneficial for our body and especially for our joints. It has a purifying effect that promotes waste disposal, and a powerful antioxidant that helps in the regeneration of various body tissues. In addition, its anti-inflammatory action effectively reduces pain and edema.
Nourishing thanks to their richness in protein, almonds are also very beneficial to strengthen the immune system and reduce the inflammation in the joints. Indeed, they have an alkalizing effect that reduces the acidity level in the body and therefore prevent and alleviate several diseases such as osteoporosis or rheumatoid arthritis, responsible for intense joint pain.
To enjoy the virtues of all these ingredients, here is a drink that brings them all together and that will allow you to quickly reduce the joint pain!
How to prepare joint pain drink?
- 1 cup of water
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 2 cups fresh pineapple pieces
- 1 cup freshly squeezed organic orange juice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- ½ cup raw almonds
- 1 tablespoon honey
Begin by preparing the oat flakes, boiling them in water and then let them cool. Then pour them in a blender and add the pieces of pineapple, almonds, cinnamon, honey and orange juice and mix at maximum speed. If you find that your drink is too thick, dilute it in a little water. You can also add a few ice cubes, for more freshness.
Consume this drink every day for 2 weeks to reduce inflammation and pain, and regain your physical performance.
Pregnant women and young children should avoid consuming cinnamon. In high doses, cinnamon can also cause hypertension and heart palpitations.