Many people might not realize this, but the food you eat can have a major impact on joint pain. There are foods that can increase your risk of chronic pain that you will want to avoid, including highly processed foods such as pasta, bread and crackers. Foods with gluten, trans fats and high sugar all cause inflammation, which leads to joint pain.
Try choosing foods that fight inflammation or promote bone health, which leads to better joint support. Foods that boost your immune system can also help to prevent joint pain because it promotes faster healing.
Oil, low mercury fish, such as salmon, herring, mackerel or swordfish, can help decrease the pain associated with inflammation. This is because they are rich in fatty acids called omega-3s, which prevent cells and enzymes from playing a part in the inflammatory process.
Cherries and berries are rich in Vitamin C, which fights inflammation and helps the immune system. These fruits also contain anthocyanin, another inflammation fighter. Avocados are another fruit that prevents joint pain; the oils prevent joint irritation and promote comfort.
Vegetables such as broccoli, kale, cabbage and brussels sprouts are great sources of sulforaphane, which prevents deterioration of joint cartilage and connective tissues. Garlic and onions are also known to protect joint cartilage and prevent it from deteriorating.
By paying attention to your diet and participating in exercises that ease joint pain, your joints will feel better than ever. If you are still experiencing serious pain in your knees, spine, shoulders or elbows, you may consider stem cell therapy.
This quick, noninvasive procedure takes stem cells from your own body and injects them into the site of pain to speed up the healing process. If this sounds like something you would be interested in, comment below or contact us directly at (201) 288-7246.