Maintaining a well-balanced and well-informed healthy diet can help you reduce the severity of pain and inflammation in your joints.
Today we are going to take a look at what nutrients you can incorporate into your diet to help you support your healthy joints!
Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty fish like salmon, tuna, sardines, etc. are helpful in the fight against inflammation.
Pain management in the joints is essential to maintaining healthy joints.
Doctors will often recommend taking omega-3 supplements to people with rheumatoid arthritis to help reduce swelling in the joints.
There are many proven cardiovascular benefits to Omega-3 PUFAs and the musculoskeletal benefits are becoming more and more evident.
Healthy joints need healthy bones. Calcium is essential to maintain strong healthy bones.
The human body doesn’t produce calcium naturally so we need to absorb it through the foods we eat.
When we don’t have enough calcium, our bodies can start to go after our bones which can lead to osteoporosis.
The easiest source to get calcium is through dairy products like milk, cheese, and yogurt. The healthiest source to get calcium is green leafy vegetables.
Vitamin D3 helps the body to better absorb calcium.
We can convert dietary vitamin D to active vitamin D through sun exposure but this often is not enough vitamin D for our bodies and too much sun exposure could lead to skin cancer.
You can also find vitamin D naturally in salmon, herring, and tuna.
D2, ergocalciferol is present in fortified orange juice and cereals. D3 supplementation is the most convenient method to provide your system with enough D3 to function at an optimal level.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can target inflammation in the body.
You can find vitamin C in a lot of fruits and berries like oranges, limes, strawberries, and kiwis.
Vitamin C is essential to proper formation of collagen and also proper function of your immune system.
You might not be as familiar with anthocyanins. They are a type of antioxidants that give red and purple fruits their color.
Anthocyanins can help lower C-reactive proteins that are an indicator of inflammation in the body.
You can find them in cherries, strawberries, raspberries, and any other red or purple fruit.
Polyphenols are another antioxidant that might sound unfamiliar. These antioxidants can help reduce inflammation and slow cartilage breakdown. You can find polyphenols in green, black, oolong, white teas, and especially matcha powder!
Polyphenols are abundant in fruits and vegetables. You should always eat more of those!
Curcumin is the main chemical in turmeric that lowers inflammation in the body. Curcumin is better absorbed by the body when taken in conjunction with piperine (black pepper extract).
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