If you suffer from mild arthritis pain in the morning, after exercising, or because of stress, chances are your body is experiencing inflammation. Factor in not enough sleep and a poor diet, and your pain symptoms can worsen! The good news is the right foods can help kick the early signs of chronic pain to the curb!
Pain, swelling, soreness…you name it, this power smoothie will help fight it! Berries contain flavonoids, which are known to reduce swelling. Green tea protects against free radicals, and the leafy greens contain lutein – a powerful antioxidant. Throw in some ginger and turmeric (which are stronger for inflammation than some medications!) and you’re good to go! Remember to always consult your doctor before changing or adding to your diet. Our Healthpointe doctors at any of our clinics (such as the La Mirada clinic near Whittier, La Habra, Norwalk, Cerritos, Buena Park, and Santa Fe Springs) will help you decide if this nutritional change is right for you.
1 cup frozen berries
½ cup green tea
2-inch piece of ginger
2 cups kale and spinach (packed)
½ cup ice
Directions: Put all ingredients in a blender and blend on high, until drinkable!
Healthpointe doctors provide health care – not just sick care! We are passionate about health, mindfulness, and prevention, and helping you achieve holistic wellbeing.
For more information about holistic and arthritis medicine and the doctors at Healthpointe who can help you live your healthiest life, contact any of the Healthpointe clinics, such as the Anaheim clinic near Fullerton, Placentia, Villa Park, Buena Park, Cypress, Cerritos, and Garden Grove.
Healthpointe is a leading multidisciplinary healthcare organization offering a full range of medical services in practice locations throughout Southern California (Los Angeles County, Orange County, San Bernardino County, and Riverside County). Healthpointe has locations situated in over 10 cities in Southern California including La Mirada, which is conveniently located by Whittier, La Habra, Norwalk, Cerritos, Buena Park, and Santa Fe Springs. As a highly regarded musculoskeletal group, we have a personal investment in the highest level of service, and we are proud of our record of excellence over the last four decades with private patients, injured workers, urgent care, personal injuries, and professional and non-professional athletes. Leading our organization is a dynamic team of healthcare professionals who continually strive to be at the forefront of medical innovation and healthcare service delivery. For more information, a complete list of services, and Healthpointe locations, visit Healthpointe.net.
Last updated: August 18, 2017