Reduce Inflammation Through Healthy Diet
When you live day to day with permanently stiff and sore joints, it can affect your mental health just as much as your physical health. There are many foods, which can help to improve the pain of arthritic joints, just as there are foods which could be making the situation worse. Arthritis and sore joints are caused by inflammation within the body and by making some positive changes to your diet, your health can greatly improve.
Joint Pain – Reducing Inflammation
Chronic inflammation has been linked to a number of lifelong illnesses such as: cancer, diabetes, depression, Alzheimer’s and heart disease. Although we need inflammation to occur when we contract a virus, or if we sprain our ankle, the body can sometimes go into overdrive and be in a constant state of inflammation when it’s no longer needed; causing long term problems.
By eating the right foods and eliminating the wrong foods, we can help to eradicate the inflammation, which is causing pain and stiffness. This natural process of changing our diet ensures we are not dependant on pharmaceutical medication, but instead allowing nature to do the job it was always supposed to do.
Foods That Inflame
Firstly, look at eliminating foods which are the culprits in increasing inflammation:
- Processed Food – Ready meals, sausages, pies, pasties
- Saturated Fat – Cheese, butter, cream
- Refined Carbohydrates – Cakes, biscuits, white bread, pasta, rice
- Red Meat – Beef, Lamb, Pork
- Fried Foods – Chips, fried chicken, doughnuts
These are the types of foods which should be avoided if you want to lose weight, combat tiredness and fatigue and generally become much healthier. By avoiding these foods, the body has the chance to recuperate and begin to heal; inflammation will calm down and the pain of arthritis will reduce.
Foods That Fight
In addition to disposing of any foods which can cause inflammation, it’s a good idea to fill the body with foods which can fight, giving the system the nutrients and properties it needs to soothe the inflammation.
- Fruit – Strawberries, Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries
- Vegetables – Spinach, Kale, Broccoli
- Nuts – Walnuts, Almonds, Pine Nuts, Pistachios
- Beans – Red Kidney Beans, Pinto Beans
- Fish – Salmon, Tuna, Herring, Sardines
When eaten on a regular basis, these foods are able to: lower blood pressure, restrict inflammation and help arthritic pain. They are also of great benefit to the joints and the heart and help with weight loss, which in turn makes a big difference to any soreness felt in the joints.
Is Ginger Root Good for Inflammation?
Ginger has been discussed for many years due to its healing abilities within the body. Pregnant women swear by it to ease their nausea and it is able to soothe an upset tummy, as well as calm inflammation. It is regularly compared to NSAIDS (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs), because concentrated Ginger has been found to reduce stiffness, swelling and pain in the joints. Research has found that Ginger contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, with some analgesic elements. The purest Ginger is the best to take, with more of its benefits reaching the areas where it is most needed.
Our research supported the inclusion of Ginger and Boswellia within our FlexiQule supplement. The soothing properties of Ginger works into the joints, providing relief from pain and discomfort and we use Boswellia, because of its anti-inflammatory qualities and its ability to ease the pain in Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis, making FlexiQule a supplement that is full of natural ingredients.
What else is there to consider when taking FlexiQule as a healing supplement for joints? It would not be a good idea to rely solely on any supplement for your health. What we do recommend is giving your body as much support as possible, by following the healthy diet suggested. FlexiQule should be taken with food, so make sure the food you’re eating is also good for the joints, thereby enabling the optimum nutrients needed for soothing stiffness and gaining flexibility.