Posted by: Jaena | August 9, 2015

WHAT TO FEED YOUR JOINTS

In my newsletter, I wrote about what foods to eat to reduce inflammation. Here are some foods to avoid as well as healthy joint supplements.

It is important to stay away from refined sugars such as white sugar and high-fructose corn syrup. The digestive system breaks down processed sugars into basic sugars including glucose which is considered an inflammatory agent.

Being mindful of simple carbohydrate intake is important as well. Processed foods such as white bread, white rice, cookies, cakes, crackers and breakfast cereals are considered simple because they quickly break down into sugars which trigger the body’s inflammatory response.

Unhealthy fats such as trans fats can cause inflammation. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that the intake of trans fats is positively associated with global inflammation in women. 

Certain trigger foods can set off inflammation as well such as gluten and casein (proteins found in wheat and dairy) as well as aspartame and MSG.

There are healthy joint supplements that can help reduce inflammation as well such as:

1) Glucosamine

2) Omega-3 Fatty Acids

3) Gingerroot

4) Turmeric

5) Boswellia 

6) Freshly brewed Green tea

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