Smoothies for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Why not eat food that will help improve your rheumatoid arthritis? Doesn’t it make sense? I mean, really, why continue eating and drinking foods and beverages that are damaging to your health?
Imagine how good you could feel if you started drinking smoothies for rheumatoid arthritis that were full of great, fresh ingredients.
4 Smoothie Ingredients to Decrease Pain
Here are four ingredients that could make a difference in your symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis:
Pineapple contains bromelain and enzymes that can help ‘clean up’ the inflammation in the joints. There’s only one precaution about pineapple: don’t overdo the serving size because it is high in natural sugar. The natural sugar can raise blood sugar levels if it’s not complemented by enough protein or fat in the meal, and then all symptoms will worsen. A good amount is one to two pineapple rings, about ½ inch thick.
- Liquid Chlorophyll
Chlorophyll is the body cleanup ingredient in smoothies. It will clean up joints and detoxify the body. When adding this ingredient, avoid adding too much too soon. Otherwise you will end up with detox reactions, which are flu-like symptoms that come on fast and may last a while.Don’t let this scare you, as you’ll make better health progress by having it in your diet than not having it. Plus, you can easily avoid this detox effect by slowly introducing it to your body. The first week you begin adding chlorophyll to your smoothies, add only ¼ of a teaspoon. After a week, add another ¼ teaspoon, totalling ½ teaspoon. Then stay at this level for a few weeks. Increase by another ¼ teaspoon and when you get to 1 teaspoon daily in a smoothie, you have made great progress. Chlorophyll will give your smoothies a fresh taste and won’t be overwhelming in any way.
The antioxidants in berries are exceptional because they neutralize free radicals. Free radicals cause you more joint pain. Add these frequently to your smoothie recipes.
Herbs have a powerful influence on the body and they are without negative side effects. Adding ½ teaspoon ginger to your recipes can assist you in decreasing inflammation in the body, which will help with your joint inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis.
You may even add all four ingredients together to conquer rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Simply start with a protein powder or 1 cup yogurt as your base and add the above ingredients. Then see how you feel for the rest of the day. Give it a few hours to reduce your pain. Let us know what happens!