As your body ages, whether you suffered an injury or not, you’re going to experience expected and unexpected pain. Muscle and joint pain is prevalent in people who have suffered some form of injury. No matter how old you are, finding ways to relieve joint and muscle pain can be a challenge, even though there is a long list of pain products and natural pain treatment alternatives available. Your diet is one of the most effective ways to help relieve chronic joint pain, especially pain that’s caused by inflammation.
Implementing Omega 3 fatty acids into your diet, which are an essential nutrient to your health, serves as an excellent way to decrease joint pain. Omega 3’s have been well known for ages for the health benefits they offer, including pain relief. They also help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. They also reduce associated symptoms of hypertension, depression, joint pain and rheumatoid problems.
Naturally, our bodies cannot produce Omega 3, so it makes you wonder how such attributes are made. The success of Omega 3s, according to research, encourages the body to produce chemicals that help control inflammation of the joints, bloodstream and body tissue. Since the body does not naturally produce Omega 3s it has to be ingested through food and supplements, and the source of consumption is very important.
Both supplements and foods with Omega 3s will supply your body with the necessary essentials, however foods naturally high in Omega 3s is the top approach. Introducing foods high in Omega 3s into your diet will give your body immediate relief from joint pain at the fastest rate of time. Some examples of foods that offer an excellent source of Omega 3s include cold-water fish such as anchovies, bluefish, herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines, trout, canned white tuna (not light tuna) and canned albacore tuna. There have been concerns of mercury contamination in fish and rightly so. However, if you just add high Omega 3 fish (i.e. salmon, mackerel or tuna) to 1 or 2 meals a week, you get a great weekly dose without raising concerns over mercury.
Some other Omega 3 options for you include canola oil, broccoli, cantaloupe, kidney beans, spinach, grape leaves, cauliflower, walnuts, flaxseed oil and flaxseed. Ground flaxseed ranks the highest of its form for Omega 3, and if you combine any of these Omega 3 rich foods with foods high in Omega 6 (eggs, poultry, and cereal) and cooking oils like olive oil high in Omega 9, you will reap so many awesome benefits of Omega for joint pain relief.
Medical Disclosure: Always consult with a medical professional before making any lifestyle changes to alter your health and diet.
Written by: by Jamacia Magee, FizzNiche Staff Writer