You probably have heard this many times already, but nevertheless, I’ll say it again: healthy eating helps promote a healthy body. Contrary to what some people say, taking medications does not cure everything. Aside from the expenses, you are also in danger of adverse effects that it can bring. How about going for what is natural? You could start with making the decision to eat healthy, and eat foods that will help promote healthy joints. Here are some of them:
- Glucosamine is a compound that produces glycosaminoglycan which is needed for healthy cartilage. Some of the foods that are rich in glucosamine include sweet almond oil, crab shells, lobster shells and shrimp shells.
- Manganese is a mineral that helps build healthy cartilage. This supports the function of glucosamine inside the body. Examples of food sources of manganese are nuts, green leafy vegetables, seafoods, whole grain breads and beans.
- Omega-3 Fatty acids exert anti-inflammatory effects that helps ease swelling and pain associated with osteoarthritis. Top food sources for Omega-3 Fatty Acids are egg yolks, walnuts, flax seeds, cod liver oil, and salmon.
- Vitamin C helps the body in forming collagen which is a protein found in cartilage, tendons and bones. Examples are kiwi fruit, peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, papaya, potatoes, peaches, nectarines, lychees, raspberries, grapefruit, guava, black currant, orange, lemon, cabbage, cauliflower, and many more.
Courtesy: Natural Health On the Web
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