Joint pain is a real drag, and it can ruin your day. Chronic joint pain is often attributed to aging, and this may be a factor. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be treated. Joint pain that is ignored puts the body through an incredible amount of stress and causes unnecessary degeneration of the joint tissue.
While joint pain can be caused by excessive use, arthritis, loss of bone density, and injury, it can also indicate a nutritional deficiency. If you experience daily pain and can’t identify the cause, this is a good place to start. We have a smoothie recipe that will not only soothe joint irritation, it will make you happy because it tastes so good.
We are going to look at the individual ingredients of this super joint relief concoction and then share the recipe. Once you know how each component helps, you can play with the recipe, adding and subtracting to get the best balance for you.
First, let’s take a deeper look at the mechanism of joint pain: inflammation.
Inflammation is actually a bodily defense mechanism that’s meant to seal off an afflicted part of the body so that whatever the problem is doesn’t spread. However, chronic inflammation
causes more problems than it solves. Inflammation that doesn’t go away is generally called an autoimmune disorder. When there is no infection to fight but inflammation persists, the result is pain, stiffness, and potential loss of function of the affected joints.
Chronic inflammation may also push your joints out of position, causing muscle strain
. The muscles then eventually rebuild around the misplaced joint in an attempt to stabilize it, and none of this is comfortable. At that point, you are also likely to experience pain in other parts of your body because of the misaligned joint.
Vitamin deficiency is a common cause of inflammation, especially if your body lacks sufficient calcium, bromelain, magnesium, and iron. Our smoothie recipe is aimed at providing the right nutrition to reduce chronic inflammation and make it easier to heal from the original complaint.
The star of pineapple for joint complaints is bromelain
. This anti-inflammatory compound is commonly recommended for people with arthritis because it reduces swelling in soft tissue injuries. Other great features of pineapple include the all-star vitamin – C, as well as manganese, copper, fiber, and B vitamins.