Juicing for Joint Pain and Inflammation



fresh gingerMany people in the western world suffer from joint pain. It is caused by a variety of conditions and diseases. Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and gout are the most common causes of joint pain. Joint injuries and an inflammatory condition called bursitis are also known to cause joint pain.

Inflammation
Inflammation is at the core of almost all joint pain and targeting inflammation is a key factor in reducing joint pain or even complete elimination of pain. There are specific foods and nutrients that we can take that have anti-inflammatory properties. Juicing is a great way of obtaining adequate doses of beneficial nutrients.

Ginger Root
Ginger root has a long history in the orient for its healing affects on arthritis and inflammation of the joints. A component in ginger root called gingerol is the plant chemical that fights inflammation by inhibiting the production of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is responsible for a lot of joint pain, especially in rheumatoid and osteoarthritis.

Vitamin C
fresh fruits on tuscany marketOne study has shown that high blood levels of vitamin C is linked to a 45% reduction in inflammation. Vitamin C is gaining more and more attention for its anti-inflammatory properties among its many other health benefits.

Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals. Free radicals are harmful atoms that attack healthy cells and have been attributed by some doctors and health professionals as another cause of joint pain!

Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Extensive and conclusive research has shown that omega 3 fatty acids are undoubtedly anti-inflammatory and reduce arthritis joint pain. Studies on rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis show that omega 3 fatty acids decrease joint pain, tenderness and stiffness. The fatty acids reduce the activity of enzymes that destroy cartilage and also reduce inflammation. In fact, any inflammatory problem could be significantly reduced with omega 3, including elbow joint pain, hip joint pain, knee joint pain, shoulder joint pain and wrist joint pain!

Joint Pain Relief Treatment Juice – Omega 3 Greens
2 cups of broccoli florets
2 cups of kale
2 cups of parsley
2 inch slice of ginger root
1 apple

Wash all produce thoroughly. Remove apple stem. Juice the green vegetables and ginger first followed by the apple, this will help flush the green juice out through the juicer. Broccoli, kale and parsley are all good plant sources of omega 3 and also contain vitamin C. These greens can be bitter so the apple helps to sweeten things and add more vitamin C. Drink daily to maximize the omega 3 intake. I would also recommend taking vitamin C and omega 3 supplements, a good multivitamin and mineral supplement.

Best wishes in your well being
Darren and Veronica



7 Responses to “Juicing for Joint Pain and Inflammation”

  1. Catrina VonderMeulen says:

    Is the Joint Pain Relief Treatment Juice – Omega 3 Greens for a single serving or for two.

  2. veronica says:

    Hi Catrina,

    The Omega 3 greens is based on one serving. Because it is heavy on green vegetables which don’t taste the best when juices you can add some more apple to sweeten.

  3. lori de benedetti says:

    I HAVE RHEMATOID ARTHRITIS I NEED HELP PLEASE TELL ME WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO JUICE

  4. veronica says:

    Hi Lori,

    Check out this page http://juicerrecipesnow.com/juicing-for-rheumatoid-arthritis-relief/

  5. Seth says:

    Hello, I was wondering if this is a good recipe for Ulcerative Colitis and IBS or do you know of any different ones.

    Thanks

  6. barbara gonzales says:

    will it be a good recipe for muscles and nerves,having a terrible time with both barb

  7. veronica says:

    Hi Barb,

    Because the recipe is very anti-inflammatory, it may just help with muscle and nerve pain. I have read reports that high doses of the anti-inflammatory effects of vitamins C can help with muscles, and that vitamin C and E together are a good combo for helping with nerve pain. Blueberries and blackberries are both good source of vitamin C and E, so a berry juice may help.

    Of course, always checking with you doctor first!

    Darren

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