Age catches up with everyone and takes a toll on health eventually. Joints are the ones that are most commonly subjected to the brunt of aging. You will be really hard pressed to find elderly people who don’t complain about their joint pains, arthritis being the most common. Joint pains like arthritis throw a spanner in everything you do making it difficult to cope up with your regular life.
Though most of the joint problems can be easily treated today and pain can be relieved, you need to take right care to maintain your joint health. If you are young you can even delay the onset and ease the joint pain by following healthy food habits. There are many foods that can help you boost your health but here are the 3 best and simple food choices that can give you maximum gains with minimum effort:
Fish is a superb source of essential Omega-3 fatty acids which are excellent for treating joint pain. According to research, anti-inflammatory properties of the omega-3 fatty acids work like charm in easing the joint pain. They limit inflammation and help in easing your pain thus increase your flexibility.
Researchers from the University of Maryland back them for providing an excellent support in treating conditions like Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis. So choose any fish of your choice and makes sure you get at least two slices (100-120 grams) twice a week.
Other alternatives for Fish: Flax seeds, Chia seeds, Walnuts, Omega-3 Supplements.
Cruciferous vegetables (Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussel sprouts):
Cruciferous vegetables are the powerhouses of Fiber, Antioxidants, and Vitamins that aid in relieving the inflammation in the joints. They are also abundant sources of a unique compound called Sulforaphane that is found to slow down the cartilage damage, according to a 2013 medical study. So pick any on the veggies in the family and have a healthy dose (half a cup) of them to reap benefits.
Other alternatives: Spinach, Kale and other leafy greens.
The benefits of Bone broth for joint health cannot be stressed enough. Bone broth is one of the most efficient and affordable ways to treat or even prevent the onset of joint pain. A most common cause of joint pain is the breakdown of collagen which is an inevitable consequence of aging or even injury sometimes. Most of these joint pains can be eased by building a healthy cartilage by replenishing it. And Bone broth happens to be the best way to do so. Bone broth is made of gelatine which is nothing but Collagen that helps in rebuilding the Cartilage. It is easily available in the form of Mutton Paya in the Indian food scene for you.
There is no other natural alternative for bone broth except for supplements. So if you have to take one simple choice that can help you with your joint pain, make it Bone Broth.
Not only the above there is other food with nutrients that help with your joints, but most of them are embedded in our diet. The above three choices is must for everyone looking to improve their joint health. But it takes almost 3 to 6 months for your diet to show a considerable improvement in your joint health. If you haven’t been able to notice an improvement it might be because of an underlying medical issue and in that case we request you to consult a doctor.
Follow these 3 simple dietary choices that can ease your pain and boost your joint health.
Dr. Chirag Patel has been successfully treating joint pain cases for years now, Consult Dr. Chirag Patel, Best Joint Replacement Surgeon in Surat available at Kiran Hospital, Surat.