Arthritis is a condition which includes inflammation in the one or more joints causing severe pain, swelling and stiffness near the joints. One of the most common form of arthritis is osteoporosis. Many of the elderly people, these days are suffering from arthritis which prevents them from moving easily.
Arthritis has become the leading health problem world wide and it worsens as the age of a person increases. It cannot be cured completely but regular medical treatment may help to some extent. The diet of the arthritis patients plays an important role where in few foods may increase the pain and stiffness in the joints. This can be curbed by including few healthy smoothies in your diet. The diet should contain fruits and vegetable that are rich in carotenoids and quercetin such as carrots, pumpkin, kiwi, apples, etc.
Few green smoothies that helps in reducing the joint pains and stiffness are listed below…..
Cherries are anti-inflammatory in reducing the joint pains and also possess antioxidants which helps in combating the stress in the joints and prevent arthritis. We need
- cherries – ½ cup
- peach slices – 1 ½ cups
- coconut milk – 1 ¼ cups
Mix all the above ingredients in a blender and mix well to form a smoothie. Drink this smoothie with out adding sugar because sugar may worsen the arthritis problem.
Pineapple is very rich in anti-inflammatory enzyme called bromelain and is a very good source of vitamin C and fiber content. It acts as an antioxidant in maintaining healthy and fit joints. All we need to do is take
- Pineapple slices – 1 cup
- water cress – 1 cup
- ginger – 1/4 inch
- cool chamomile tea – 1 cup
Mix all the above ingredients thoroughly until mixed completely. Have this smoothie to relieve from pain and swelling in the legs and muscles.
It was proved that banana smoothies helps in reducing the arthritis health problem to a greater extent. Bananas contain magnesium and potassium which helps in the maintaining the healthy bone density. You can prepare the banana smoothie in your home and you can also add pineapple, ginger and coconut milk to it which becomes more useful in reducing the arthritis symptoms.
Avocados are a good source of healthy diet for treating various illnesses. It contains fats and Vitamin E and helps in repairing the cartilages in the joints. Blend the avocado pieces and prepare a smoothie. Drink this to fight with the arthritis.
Turmeric and ginger smoothie can be easily prepared at home. Turmeric acts as an antibiotic and is good for various illnesses and in the same way, ginger helps in treating the arthritis patients. Blend a piece of ginger root, turmeric root, 1 large cucumber, 3 carrots and 2 cups of pineapple pieces. Mix them well and prepare it as a smoothies and drink this regularly to reduce the joint pains.
Beetroot and pineapple juice is another smoothie to drink to curb arthritis. Blend one medium sized beetroot, peeled and sliced cucumber pieces, half lemon juice, 1 cup of pineapple together to form into a smoothie. Drink this regularly to reduce the arthritis symptoms to its maximum extent.
These are the top 6 smoothies that you can prepare to treat the arthritis problems in elderly people. Along with these smoothies, one should maintain a healthy weight and practice regular exercises. It allows the joints to relax and prevent stiffness in the legs. This makes the patient to sit, stand and move easily.