Knee pain may easily turn into a major problem. Your knees play an important role, helping you walk, run, jump, and pretty much everything that involves a physical activity.
Common treatments are too expensive and don’t guarantee a positive result. Therapies are usually exhausting which is why we suggest that you try this recipe.
Knees are the most susceptible joints to suffer injuries. We deal with a lot of minor injuries throughout our life and our ligaments become less flexible and mobile. The production of natural lubricants is lower as you age, and your joints become sore and aching.
The good news is that you can relieve this pain with a simple smoothie therapy, and all you need is a few simple ingredients.
Relieve your pain and restore strength with this smoothie
Knee pain affects 19% of the world’s population. It’s accompanied with discomfort, loss of mobility and other symptoms. The severity of the pain depends on age, weight, physical activity, injuries and other factors.
Here are some non-disease causes:
• Strains or sprains
• Untreated injury
• Poor posture
• Bad shoes
• Lack of cool down and warm up sequences when working out
• Improper stretching practices
Here are some serious causes:
• Baker’s cyst
• Bone tumors
• Chondromalacia patella
• Iliotibial band syndrome
• Meniscus tear
• Osgood-Schlatter disease
• Patellofemoral pain syndrome
• Rheumatoid arthritis
• Torn ligament
Some of these symptoms are more serious than the others we have listed. Aging makes things worse, especially if you are obese or lazy. Try this drink, and watch your pain go away.
It packs some great ingredients, and you will get tons of vitamin C, bromelain, silicon and magnesium. Your energy will jump high, and your body will become stronger. This smoothie will also stimulate the production of natural lubricants in your joints.
The recipe is based on three important ingredients, and their power is improved by other healthy ingredients.
• 7 grams of cinnamon
• 1 cup of oatmeal (instant type)
• 2 cups of pineapples (diced)
• 1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice (100% natural)
• 40 grams of almonds (crushed)
• 40 grams of honey (organic)
• 1 cup of gelatin (organic)
• 250 ml of water
How to make it:
First, cook your oats. Juice the pineapple, and blend your orange juice, cinnamon, honey and almonds together. Add in your pineapple juice and oats. Blend again. enjoy this smoothie every day, and you can also serve it on the rocks.
The power of this smoothie
The smoothie is an excellent pain reliever, and it also strengthens ligaments and tendons.
These nuts are rich in micronutrients and monounsaturated fats. This type of fat lowers the number of inflammation markers, and relieve pain as confirmed by dietitian and nutritionist Marisa Moore.
Fiber in almonds keep you full, and you won’t eat too much during meals. Your cholesterol will drop, and you will be able to maintain a healthy weight.
A study involving 36 women diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis confirmed that taking four (500mg) capsules of cinnamon powder lowers blood pressure, reduces inflammation and elevate the levels of positive C-reactive protein which reduces inflammation.
The sweet spice provides anti-inflammatory effect, and it’s a great pain reliever. Antioxidants are great for your overall health, too.
Gelatin is one of the most effective remedy for knee pain. When combined with vitamin C and calcium, it’s even more powerful. Gelatin strengthens joints affected by pressure and tension after strenuous workout.
Honey has been used since ancient times. It’s healthy and adds sweetness to your smoothie. Thanks to its antibacterial effect, honey can be used in the treatment of arthritis-related knee pain.
Cinnamon gives honey an incredible power. Experts in Ayurvedic medicine make a paste using these two ingredients, and use it to massage aching body parts.
It’s an excellent ingredient with huge anti-inflammatory potential. Oatmeal soothes pain and repairs muscles as confirmed by sports nutritionist Nancy Clark.
Knee pain is usually accompanied with muscle cramping. Cramps occur as a result of muscle tiredness, and may also be triggered by the lack of calcium and potassium.
Vitamin C reduces inflammation, relieves muscle pain and aids in treating knee and joint issues. this vitamin is also linked to a lowered risk of lesion development in bone marrow (caused by knee osteoarthritis).
Bromelain in pineapples reduces inflammation caused by arthritis and soothes knee pain.
Studies have found that this enzyme is as efficient as NSAIDS when it comes to soothing pain and inflammation. It activates specific chemicals in the body and blocks metabolites which helps in cases of swelling and dangerous components.
Prevention is the best cure, and you have to take more care of your knees. Do some exercises to strengthen your joints. Squats work great for this purpose. You can also squeeze a ball between your legs. Keep your knees at 90-degree angle when you are down, and hold in this position for 10 seconds. Do 10 reps. Anything more than this may cause injuries.
Leg lifts are also a good option. Lie on your back and bend one leg with the foot placed on the floor. Straighten your other leg, and elevate it about 15 inches from the floor. Hold in this position for 5 seconds, and switch legs. Do 10 ten repetitions.
There are so many ways to strengthen your knees:
- Try taichi
- Do hot ‘n cold therapies
- Use herbal ointments
- Use ginger extracts
- Increase your calcium intake
- Engage your muscles
If your pain is severe, make sure you consult your doctor.
Positive thinking is really important throughout the recovery process. Don’t underestimate the power of natural healing and give this recipe a try. Smoothies are a nice way to consume several ingredients at once. Find what works best for your knees, and combine this smoothie with some nice workout.