If you have rheumatoid arthritis, wouldn’t it make since to eat foods that could help? Why would anyone continue eating and drinking foods and beverages that are damaging to your health and continue to cause pain and inflammation? Just imagine how good you could feel if you started drinking smoothies for rheumatoid arthritis that were full of great, fresh ingredients.
Here are four ingredients that could make a difference in your symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis:
1. Pineapple contains bromelain and enzymes that can help ‘clean up’ the inflammation in the joints. There’s only one precaution about pineapple: don’t overdo the serving size because it is high in natural sugar. The natural sugar can raise blood sugar levels if it’s not complemented by enough protein or fat in the meal, and then all symptoms will worsen. A good amount is one to two pineapple rings, about ½ inch thick. This is also in the Juice Plus+ Fruit Blend.
2. Liquid Chlorophyll is the body cleanup ingredient in smoothies. It will clean up joints and detoxify the body. When adding this ingredient, avoid adding too much too soon. Otherwise you will end up with detox reactions, which are flu-like symptoms that come on fast and may last a while. Don’t let this scare you, as you’ll make better health progress by having it in your diet than not having it. Plus, you can easily avoid this detox effect by slowly introducing it to your body. The first week you begin adding chlorophyll to your smoothies, add only ¼ of a teaspoon. After a week, add another ¼ teaspoon, totaling ½ teaspoon. Then stay at this level for a few weeks. Increase by another ¼ teaspoon and when you get to 1 teaspoon daily in a smoothie, you have made great progress. Chlorophyll will give your smoothies a fresh taste and won’t be overwhelming in any way.
3. Berries We eat a lot of berries as well as take the Juice Plus Berry Blend every day. The antioxidants in berries are exceptional because they neutralize free radicals. Free radicals cause you more joint pain. Add these frequently to your smoothie recipes.
4. Ginger we love, and it has a powerful influence on the body and is without negative side effects. Adding ½ teaspoon ginger to your recipes can assist you in decreasing inflammation in the body, which will help with your joint inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis.
You may even add all four ingredients together to conquer rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. Simply start with a Juice Plus Complete powder as your base and add the above ingredients. Then see how you feel for the rest of the day. Give it a few hours to reduce your pain. One of the best things to do is healthy smoothies and Juice Plus+. We have done this for years and our health is great with no continued inflammation, aches or pains. And our sleep is great, weight control is great, Life is great. Please if you are reading this, look into Juice Plus+ or just contact me for more information.
Charles Baerman, owner BAER Fit