Millions of people around the world suffer from back pain. The intensity
and severity of the pain varies – some people only feel a slight discomfort,
while others are forced to stay in bed. Back pain is sometimes associated
with old age, but in recent times, more and more young people are
affected by it due to numerous factors.
Back pain is common as we age – as time passes, our muscles and bones
are affected by numerous factors such as the daily wear and tear which
puts them under a lot of stress and may damage them over time, causing
intense pain. According to research, back pain usually passes on its own in
a short time. 50% of participants in one study felt relief after 15 days, and
the pain was completely gone in 3 months no matter the medication or
treatment. However, sometimes back pain won’t go away no matter what
and can seriously interfere with your daily activities. Luckily, we have
something that can help:
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SMOOTHIE AGAINST
2 cups of pineapple chunks
2 celery stalks
1-inch piece of ginger
2 inches turmeric root
A pinch of black pepper
½ a teaspoon of coconut oil
Peel the lemon, orange, ginger and turmeric, then cut the pineapple and
pears into chunks. Now, mix everything in a blender until you get a nice
texture, then drink the smoothie right away. If you can’t drink the whole
amount, put the smoothie in a glass bottle in the fridge. Make sure to
make the smoothie in a blender, not a juicer which can destroy the fibers.
According to studies, eating fiber-rich foods can lower the C-reactive
protein in your blood which is an inflammatory marker that has been
linked to heart disease, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes. All the
ingredients in the smoothie contain fiber as well as other essential
nutrients that can reduce the inflammation in your back and joints and
treat the pain. Here are some of the health benefits of the ingredients:
Pineapple contains bromelain, a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that is
extremely effective and useful for relieving joint pain and inflammation.
According to studies, bromelain is even more effective against
inflammation and back pain than most NSAIDs (non-steroidal antiinflammatory
Muscle cramps are one of the most common factors for leg pain and occur
due to low potassium or calcium levels in the body. Studies have shown
that proper vitamin C supplementation can prevent inflammation in the
tissues and treat inflammatory diseases such as arthritis.
Celery is a superfood rich in essential vitamins and minerals that can
improve your overall health. It contains a lot of vitamin K, which is
important for proper bone and cartilage mineralization.
Pears are full of vitamin C, an antioxidant that can fight against
inflammation and joint pain. Consuming pears often is associated with
lower risk of arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Lemons are rich in vitamin C and E, powerful antioxidants that can protect
our body from free radicals and maintain the collagen levels and health of
our connective tissues.
Ginger is one of the most powerful natural anti-inflammatory agents. It
contains gingerol, a rare compound that can fight prostaglandin lipids that
are usually responsible for triggering pain in the joints.
Turmeric is another anti-inflammatory agent for which studies have shown
it can relieve osteoarthritis and back pain just as good as Ibuprofen, but
without the side-effects.