The Best Diet for Healthy Joints

The Best Diet for Healthy Joints

Without healthy joints, your mobility may be limited and they could also result in unwanted pain.

Joints are an incredibly important part of your body because they allow you to run, bend, stand, write, ride a bicycle, play video games, and just about anything else that requires movement. Most people don’t think about their joints until something goes wrong and they are in pain. While some conditions are unavoidable, many can be improved by the foods you eat. What you put in your body can directly affect how your body performs: here are three foods that may help improve the health of your joints.

Citrus Foods

Fruits like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, and limes are all great choices for keeping your joints healthy. They contain Vitamin C, which has anti-inflammatory properties, and collagen, a compound that the body produces to protect joints.

Salmon

Salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, which not only help promote a healthy brain but also help reduce inflammation throughout the body, including the joints. Sprinkling some lemon on that salmon is simply delicious and gives an added bonus to your joints.

Walnuts

Not a fan of meat, but still want to ingest those omega-3 fatty acids? Look no further than walnuts! They are a great choice for vegetarians/vegans because not only do they include the fatty acids, but they are also a great source of plant-based protein (all while avoiding meat). You can sprinkle them onto oatmeal or grind into flour and incorporate them into a tasty muffin recipe!

Painful joints can severely reduce your quality of life. Stay mobile and pain-free by getting regular check-ups and improving your diet. Does your health insurance include preventive services that fit your needs? Contact SeniorChoices NW in Wilsonville, Oregon.

 

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