1. Coconut Oil
This oil from the fleshy fruit of the coconut is packed with health benefits such amazing anti-inflammatory properties that it has even been shown to stop the damage of arthritis. (TIP: Sautee vegetables with it or even add a spoonful to your coffee for a morning treat. This is often called “Bulletproof Coffee.”)
2. Bone Broth
This is my personal favorite because it has so many joint healing properties. Not only is it one of the best anti-inflammatories around, the collagen in bone broth helps rebuild your damaged joints to give them back that youthful feel. You can drink it on its own or use it in your other recipes to amp up their healing power.
3. Papaya, Figs, Kiwi, & Pineapple
These fruits are great sources of proteolytic enzymes, which reduce swelling, eliminate fibrin deposits that cause pain and limit your joint motion, and help you feel better fast. Pineapple is rich in bromelain, a proteolytic enzyme with powerful health benefits.
4. Green Leafy Vegetables
Leafy greens such as kale are rich in antioxidants like Vitamins A and C that stop free-radical damage, preventing premature joint aging.
Another antioxidant powerhouse, beets help repair cell damage and as a bonus are chock-full of magnesium to help in the battle against pain.
6. Grass Fed Beef
With 2-3 times more anti-inflammatory Omega 3s than conventionally raised beef, grass-fed is the way to go to reduce inflammation in your joints and get rid of those aches and pains.
Like the red meat of grass-fed beef, this fatty fish is rich in Omega 3 fatty acids that reduce chronic inflammation and inflammatory compounds to lower your risk of arthritis.\
The “secret” anti-inflammatory in blueberries is quercetin. On top of being a potent antioxidant, quercetin reduces inflammation, boosts your immune system and even fights off viruses.
Its high chlorophyll content along with vitamins A, E and K make alfalfa a vital anti-inflammatory to add to your diet. Add alfalfa sprouts to your salads for a quick inflammation fighting lunch.
Walnuts and almonds are pack-full of Omega 3s that have anti-inflammatory effects. You can add them to your salads along with alfalfa or eat a handful for an easy snack.
This root has been used in Indian medicine for thousands of years. Ginger not only helps reduce immune system reactions that lead to inflammation, it also prevents cell damage. And, it makes an ideal seasoning because it’s so flexible — you can use it in anything from tea to ice cream.
12. Shiitake Mushrooms
These mushrooms reduce food allergies and sensitivities that increase inflammation while at the same time building your muscles and bones and improving the symptoms of arthritis. They can be baked, sautéed, or even eaten raw.
You can add in all of these foods to your diet or just a few….the point is to be consistent.
The more often you eat foods that fight inflammation, the better your joints will feel!
But, now that you know what foods you should eat to stop the pain…
Are there foods that could make your joints feel WORSE?
The answer is YES!
In fact, there are…5 Foods that you should never, ever eat if you want to fight inflammation and beat joint pain for good. These are the foods that do so much damage to your joints that they can cause a healthy, active, young person to develop inflammatory diseases like arthritis — and one of them is even a vegetable! Worst of all, they’re probably in your kitchen right now! If you want to learn why these foods are counter-productive to controlling inflammation, please watch the very informative video HERE when you get a chance.
Here are the 5 Worst Foods that May Worsen Inflammation:
- NIGHT SHADE VEGETABLES
- FRENCH FRIES & OTHER PROCESSED FAST FOODS
- BLACKENED & BBQ FOOD
The good news is that you can still enjoy these foods in moderation, as long as you are also adding in some important supplements to fight inflammation and break down scar tissue.
Fit 4 Maui’s 3 Top Supplements That Fight Inflammation:
Nutragen Pure InflaMedix Capsules – a proprietary combination of certified organic and wildcrafted ingredients from extracts of Turmeric, Boswellia and Ginger. Pure Inflamedix contains NuSorb™ a patent pending technology for enhancing bio-availability.
Wobenzyme Plus – a systemic enzyme formulation that contains a unique blend of enzymes from both plants and animals that have been clinically studied for supporting numerous regulatory processes in the body.
Pure Omega Citrus Mango Oil – not only helps your body with inflammation control, but also assists with healthy cholesterol levels, healthy bone & joints, healthy skin & hair, and a healthy brain
*Some of the information shared in this blog post is from the renowned pain specialist, Jesse Cannone who is the co-founder and visionary CEO of The Healthy Back Institute®, the world-leading source of natural back pain solutions. His mission as a former back pain sufferer is to help others live pain free without surgery and pharmaceuticals. For more information, please visit his website: https://www.losethebackpain.com/