Arthritis is a painful, chronic, and sometimes debilitating condition. According to the Arthritis Foundation, it is the most common cause of disability in the U.S. There are 53 million adults and nearly 300,000 children struggling with arthritis every day. While medications and other traditional approaches can bring relief, diet and supplements can also play an important role in alleviating the symptoms and the severity of the condition for many people. If you have arthritis, learn about some of the herbs, supplements, and foods you should be eating, many of which can be added to your favorite smoothie recipes.
Smoothies featuring inflammation
Inflammation is a natural process that occurs in your body as a response to damaged cells, invading pathogens, irritating chemicals, and other negative factors. It is a normal part of your immune system’s reaction to these stimuli. However, when inflammation occurs chronically, that is for long periods of time, it can do significant damage to your body.
In fact, modern medicine is just beginning to understand that this bad type of inflammation is at the root of many diseases. By eating more of certain foods, many of which are perfect in smoothie recipes, and avoiding bad foods, you can lower your overall inflammation and reduce your risk of developing some of these diseases.