As we get older our body becomes weaker and some of our functions start slowing down which inevitably leads to certain health issues and problems, most commonly joint and muscle pain.
Our cartilages, ligaments and joints are especially prone to the wear and tear that accompanies aging, deteriorating with time and causing us unbearable pain and difficulties moving.
Doctors usually say there’s not much we can do to stop or reverse the problem and recommend painkillers to ease the pain. However, painkillers only numb the pain and provide temporary relief, whereas some natural remedies may significantly improve the condition.
If you suffer from joint pain, here’s an excellent remedy which has proven to be super-effective:
- 2 cups of pineapple
- 40gr. of gelatin (plain, unflavored)
- 1 cup of oatmeal
- 1 cup of orange juice (freshly squeezed)
- 1 tsp. of cinnamon powder
- 1 tsp. of honey (organic)
- 8 ounces of water
- 8 ounces of almonds (crushed)
First you need to cook the oatmeal and set it aside to cool off. Next you can add all the other ingredients and toss everything in a blender. Pulse until everything is combined and drink 2 glasses of the mixture for 2 weeks. The first glass should be taken in the morning before breakfast, and the other in the afternoon.
In addition to this remedy, you’ll need to make some dietary changes if you suffer from joint pain, as joint health mainly depends on your diet.
Here are some advices on what to eat and drink to maintain healthy and strong joints, muscles and ligaments:
You should make sure you drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. This is crucial because proper hydration provides synovial joint fluid synthesis, lubricating your joints and reducing the friction between the cartilage and all the other tissues. A minimum of 2 liters per day is required.
Eat vitamin C rich foods
Consume more broccoli, parsley, strawberries, kiwi, tomatoes, oranges, raw peppers and so on. This vitamin alongside omega 3s aids maintain and synthesize collagen and cartilage in your body. They also inhibit the inflammatory processes in the body which lead to joint problems. Papayas and pineapples are an excellent choice as well, as they also contain bromelain and papain which are powerful anti-inflammatory agents.
Consume allium veggies
This includes onion, leeks, garlic, young garlic and many other veggies which are abundant in sulfur, an essential mineral when it comes to collagen formation. According to researchers low sulfur levels inevitably lead to slower joint repair. You should start consuming other foods rich in sulfur as well, like asparagus and cabbage.
Protein rich food sources
This goes especially for meat, because they contain the necessary amino acids which your body requires to synthesize cartilage and speed up recovery time for lesions.
Consume more meat as it’s also rich in zinc and iron, which support injury repair. If you’re not a big meat fan, you can substitute it with legumes, fish and nuts or other rich protein sources.
Salmon, sardines, mackerel, tuna and other fish rich in omega 3 fatty acids
The high amount of omega 3s in these fish prevents the synthesis of inflammatory mediators and inhibits the bad effects of oxidative stress. You should eat fish at least two times per week, eat more nuts and seeds and other foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids.
You should maintain a healthy weight as obesity and being overweight can contribute to joint injuries and causes more stress and pressure on your joints when you move.
Calcium, magnesium and phosphorus
Optimize the levels of these minerals, as well as vitamin D, to strengthen your bones and correct calcium deficiencies.