Kick: Sugar Candy. Donít give in to the office vending machine. This snack will give you quick energy, but the crash on the other side isnít worth it.
Pick: Pineapple. Sweet and delicious, pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain, which is associated with faster healing and reduced inflammation. Also, try fruits that contain vitamin C, which plays a beneficial role in joint conditions that contribute to osteoarthritis. ----------------- Kick: Burgers, fries and other foods cooked in safflower oil. The typical Western diet tends to contain 20 to 30 times more omega-6s than omega-3s. The recommended ratio is 3:1 (omega-6s: omega-3s).
Pick: Fatty fish, walnuts and canola oil. Containing omega-3 fatty acids, eating adequate amounts of these foods will help to balance the ratio. Studies show that this positively affects knee joints in healthy individuals. ----------------- Kick: Soda. Need we elaborate? Soda contains empty calories, has no nutritional benefits and is associated with weight gain, placing more pressure on your joints.
Pick: Green tea. Rich in antioxidants and epigallocatechin-3-gallate (ECGC), drinking several cups a day could help reduce pain and inflammation. ----------------- Kick: Extra salt. Most people exceed the American Heart Associationís daily sodium recommended limit of 2,300 mg. High sodium intakes can lead to high blood pressure and water retention.
Pick: Ginger and turmeric. Sprinkling these spices Ė commonly used in Indian and Thai cuisines Ė on fish, chicken, yogurt, and vegetables can help reduce inflammation and add flavor to your food.
CW: Lost 0 lbs (Jun. '14) GW: 120.0 lbs (N/A)
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