Joint pain along with pain in the back, knees, legs and ankles is a common health issue affecting both old and young people. In seniors, the common cause is age-related loss of bone cartilage, whereas in younger population, this condition is normally due to inactivity and sedentary lifestyle.
A recent survey showed that even 30% of adults are affected with joint pain. Joint pain can be inflicted by a number of diseases such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, bursitis, gout, strains, sprains as well as injuries.
Even though the majority of these ailments heal in about two weeks to three months, some of them turn chronic and become so debilitating that a person usually finds it difficult to sit, lie down or even stand.
Leg pain is normally triggered by wear and tear, i.e. muscle exhaustion or joint injuries caused by tearing of bone, the muscle, ligament, tendon and other soft tissues.
You can easily alleviate joint pain with this anti-inflammatory smoothie made of several extremely beneficial ingredients.
- 1 orange
- 2 cups of pineapple
- 2 celery stalks
- 2 pears
- 1 lemon
- 1 inch raw ginger root
- a pinch of turmeric
- a dash of black pepper
- ½ teaspoon coconut oil
Peel the lemon, orange and ginger. Core and slice the pineapples and pears. Set your food processor on high speed and blend all ingredients together.
Consume immediately or refrigerate in a jar for max 3-5 days.
It’s highly recommended to use a food processor instead of a juicer as this will keep the dietary fiber inside as opposed to filtering it out as waste.
Once the juice is consumed, it’s the high fiber content that produces lower C- reactive protein (CRP) in the blood, a marker of inflammation linking to diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA), heart disease and diabetes.