Decrease Inflammation and Joint Pain with Daily Green Smoothies

Decrease Inflammation and Joint Pain

Video by Dr. Erik Waldeland

These recipes and green drinks usually boil down to one main goal, and that is to decrease inflammation and joint pain while allowing the body to heal more efficiently.  Inflammation is a natural process that occurs in the body when the immune system responds to injury or infection. However, chronic inflammation can lead to a range of health problems, including heart disease, arthritis, and cancer. Cherries contain high levels of antioxidants, specifically anthocyanins, which have been shown to lower inflammation in the body.  Below are a couple quotes from the research that showcase a couple of the main benefits cherries can have in helping our bodies maintain homeostasis.

 

“Consuming cherries reduced levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation, in the blood of healthy women “

“In addition to reducing inflammation, cherries also have other health benefits. They are a rich source of vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.”

 

When it comes to how we approach pain, our Chiro Health clinics always address the foods and nutrients that our patients consume for this exact reason.  We need to ensure the body has the ability to health from the inside out, because this is important for not only getting out of pain but staying out of pain.

 

Recipe:
  • 1 cup plain low-fat kefir
  • 1 cup frozen cherries
  • 1 cup baby spinach leaves
  • 1 cup mashed ripe avocado

 

References

https://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/274309/anti-inflammatory-cherry-spinach-smoothie/

Kelley, D. S., Rasooly, R., Jacob, R. A., Kader, A. A., & Mackey, B. E. (2006). Consumption of bing sweet cherries lowers circulating concentrations of inflammation markers in healthy men and women. Journal of nutrition, 136(4), 981-986.

 

Our Message

We know how important it is to find a Chiropractor near you that you can trust. At our McKinney location, near the corner of Eldorado Pkwy. and Stonebridge Dr., our Chiropractors make sure our patients get the best understanding of their pain and their health. Our Doctors want to get you out of pain without medication, usual medical procedures or expensive surgeries. We also take the time to teach you how live a lifestyle that will keep you out of pain.