Arthritis is a leading health issue that affects millions of people. The pain and inflammation can often impact on a person’s quality of life significantly.
With a healthy diet including some healthy juices and smoothies, you can reduce arthritis symptoms and improve your overall health.
When making smoothies for arthritis and joint pain, focus on fruits and vegetables that are rich in carotenoids and quercetin, such as pumpkin, carrots, kiwi, apples, cucumbers, lemon, green tea and dark leafy greens like spinach. These foods help reduce inflammation and pain.
Another good choice is pineapple. The enzyme called bromelain in pineapple helps reduce arthritis pain. You can also use turmeric with potent anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and pain-relieving properties.
The popular herb ginger also can help ease the agony that comes with arthritis. It helps reduce pain, inflammation and swelling.
In addition, try some silica-rich vegetables like beetroot that helps the body utilize calcium properly, which is important for healthy and strong bones.
For added taste and benefits, sprinkle some pumpkin seeds in your juice or smoothie. These seeds exhibit anti-inflammatory and pain-suppressing properties that can alleviate joint pain and inflammation.
Here are three juice and smoothie recipes for arthritis.
A– DIY Turmeric and Ginger Juice for Arthritis
Things you will need:
- Ginger root
- Turmeric root
- A juicer
- A knife
- A peeler
- A measuring cup
1. Extract the juice of a thumb-size piece of ginger root using a juicer.
2. Add 1½ inches of fresh turmeric root.
3. Add 1 large cucumber (peeled and sliced).
4. Add 3 medium-size carrots (thoroughly washed and peeled).
5. Add 2 cups of pineapple chunks.
6. Juice all the ingredients together and transfer the juice into a glass.
Enjoy a glass of this delicious juice several times a week on a regular basis to help reduce arthritis pain and inflammation.