Your knees keep you mobile and strong throughout your life. They’re also one of the first areas of your body affected by arthritis and injury. Knee surgery is actually one of the most common inpatient procedures. The best way to keep your joints healthy is to stretch daily, stay fit and eat well. If you need a little extra boost or suffer from joint pain, drink this smoothie daily to improve the condition of your joints and ligaments.
Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain which treats swelling and inflammation.
It is often used to reduce inflammation from tendinitis, sprains and strains, and other minor muscle injuries and can reduce pain caused by arthritis
Almonds contain protein, calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin E and immune-boosting alpha linolenic acid (ALA), which are all important in the treatment of arthritis and osteoarthritis.
Cinnamon has a mild analgestic affect and reduces swelling by acting against pro-inflammatory cytokines. The spice also prevents exercise-induced muscle soreness
Orange juice is high in vitamin C, which slows the wear and tear of joints by playing a key role in the formation of collagen, a key component of cartilage and bone.
Honey has natural anti-inflammatory compounds that work together to alleviate arthritis, and some say helps gout and other joint conditions. It also sweetens your smoothie and boosts your immune system.
Oats and other whole grains actually relieve inflammation. However, refine grains (like white flour) contribute to inflammation. Sports nutritionists actually suggest oatmeal as a post-workout snack to prevent joint and muscle pain.