Having arthritis is quite a burden on one’s life. This condition can make life harder and sometimes difficult. If it affects the hips and the knees it can result in limiting movement and strong pain, with only so much relief.
Counter drugs may give relief to some patients like ibuprofen or even prescribed meds, but you should know that these type of drugs cause a damage on the liver and may result in dependency or sometimes even addiction.
These are part of the reasons why some doctors and medical experts are moving more towards a different direction – that is naturally healing food and specific diets depending on the conditions. Arthritis patients are supposed to decrease intake of inflammatory foods and this could supposedly have highly beneficial effects.
To prevent pain from even happening, drink this smoothing after you wake up and the joints will be in perfect condition, running very smoothly.
This smoothie has an excessive amount of nutrients and anti-inflammatory properties, so keep in mind to use organic products for optimal results.
- 3 – 4 carrots
- One red apple
- Half a ginger root
- Half of turmeric root
- A quarter of unpeeled lemon
First peel the turmeric, the ginger and the apple, also removing the apple’s core. Slice all of the ingredients and mix all together in a blender, adding some water if you see it is necessary. Enjoy your drink!
The Work of Each Ingredient
Turmeric has pain reducing properties, especially regarding arthritis. It is good to know that it is stronger than ibuprofen, at the same time fighting infections, preventing cancer, treating digestive tract issues, issues with the liver all the while reducing inflammation. Its strength can also be used for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson disease and multiple sclerosis treatment.
Ginger is quite effective in decreasing pain in the joints and inflammation reduction for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis patients. Its effect is in suppressing the inflammatory molecules while switching off specific inflammatory genes. Similar to turmeric, it essentially has the same result as ibuprofen.
Apples represent one of the richest sources of quercetin, which is an ingredient full of anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, having the ability to maintain the health of the heart and blood vessels, dealing with blood circulation problems and also fighting cholesterol.
Rich with beta-cryptoxanthin and various antioxidants that are also rich with anti-inflammatory benefits carrots are extremely useful veggies. Carrots can also replace anti-inflammatory medicaments such as Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Celebrex and Naproxen.
The lemon peel is full of health benefits. Even through the fruit contains citric acid it has an actual alkalizing effect on the body. The contents of the peel aid in relaxation of the blood vessels simultaneously reducing inflammation and battling nerve pain which contributes towards the benefits for arthritis patients.