Joint, ankle or knee pain seems to be a common problem for elderly people nowadays. Most of the time the pain goes unbearable. But in this era of technology, we can see this problem to mid-age and younger people too, especially to these who use to spend too much time sitting in front of TV, computer or just go lazy.
Sometime health conditions like osteoarthritis, bursitis, sprains, gouts or rheumatoid arthritis can cause this kinda pains.
Another common pain that people suffer now a days is back pain. Most of the time it heals within time without any needing of medical treatment.
Here is a recipe for a juice / smoothie that will help you relieve your pain
- One orange
- Two cups chopped pineapple
- One lemon
- Two celery sticks
- Root of fresh ginger. (Or 1 tablespoon ginger powder)
- A quarter teaspoon black pepper
- One teaspoon coconut oil
- Peel the orange and lemon and fresh ginger
- Chop and core the pineapple
- Add all ingredients together and blend at high speed
- Serve and drink immediately
By blending you will ensure that all the dietary fibre stays in the juice. If you use a juicing machine then a lot of the fibre gets thrown out in the pulp.
What does this juice help with?
- Chronic pain
- Back pain
- Painful joints
- Rheumatoid Arthtritis
- Leg pain
- Muscle pain
Drink this juice and you will feel your aches and pains improve. 50 % of patients feel relief from pain within two weeks of drinking this daily, and around 90 % feel pain relief within 90 days.
Here is what each ingredient is good for:
Studies have shown that Vitamin C reduces inflammation. People who eat a diet rich in VitaminC have lower amounts of C-rective protein levels in their bodies. When these levels are high they are often linked to disease like rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes and heart disease.
Oranges are packed with Vitamin C which helps with muscle cramps that can be very painful, especially in the legs. This is from a n overuse of the muscles, or from low calcium or potassium levels. By increasing Vitamin C in your diet you can prevent inflammatory arthritis and maintain healthy muscles and joints.
Bromelain is the active component in pineapple known and is effective iin relieving joint pain and reducing inflammation associated with arthritis. There are some evidence that this enzyme have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving effects compared to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Lemons contain both Vitamin C and Vitamin E, two powerful antioxidants. These vitamins protect the cells and skin and help build and maintain collagen and connective tissue. They also protect from free radical damage.
Celery contains Vitamin K, needed for strengthening bones, cartilage and absorbing minerals.
Ginger is the active compound here which has anti-inflammatory compounds, clears the system, assist with pain and has anti-inflammatory qualities.
Turmeric is one of the most underrated spices. It inhibits joint inflammation and periarticular joint destruction, receives pain, strengthens the immune system and works in a similar way to ibuprofen.
Source: Healthiest Alternative