Elderly people, due to the fact that lead an inactive life and spend most of their time sitting usually feel pain in their ankles, legs, nees and back.
There are many conditions that cause pain in the joints including strains, osteoarthritis, gout, sprains, bursitis, rheumatoid arthritis etc.
People who are suffering from chronic pain in the back experience difficulty in completing the everyday and even experience difficulty when standing, sitting or lying down.
Legs pain can happen as a consequence of constant standing, wear and tear, injuries in the bones and joints or in the tendons, muscles, and ligaments and so on. Poor circulation can also cause leg pain.
Smoothie for Pain Relief Recipe
You will need:
2 tablespoons of turmeric powder or two inches of turmeric root
1 tablespoon of ginger powder of one inch of ginger root
1 teaspoon coconut oil
¼ teaspoon of black pepper
2 cups of pineapple
2 celery stalks
How to prepare it:
It is recommended to use a blender, because all the dietary fiber will remain in the juice and if you use juicer, the dietary fiber is going to be filtered out.
According to studies, those people whose diet is rich in dietary fiber and vitamin C have smaller amounts of C-reactive protein in their bodies. These proteins are inflammation markers and they have been connected to a number of diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis.
The Properties of These Ingredients
Celery is high in vitamin K and shortage of this vitamin can cause bone mineralization and abnormal cartilage.
Lemon is rich in both vitamin C and E, which are both potent antioxidants. These vitamins defend the cells from damage from free radicals and aid in building and maintaining connective tissues and collagen.
Pineapple has an active compound, bromelain which effectively relieves joint pain and reduces arthritis associated inflammation. There is also evidence that this enzyme has pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties in comparison to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID).
According to study published in 2009 in The Journal of Alternative Complementary Medicine, turmeric’s active ingredient, curcumin can relieve pain and improve the knee function in osteoarthritis in the same way as ibuprofen. To add, turmeric extract also prevents periarticular joint destruction and joint inflammation.
Ginger is an active compound of ginger and has the ability to suppress prostaglandins, which are inflammatory compounds which cause pain.