Having healthy joints and muscles doesn’t mean you only have to keep in shape by exercising, you also need to maintain a healthy diet.
Certain foods can be even more beneficial for strengthening joints and muscles than exercising.
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5. Stay Hydrated: It is extremely important that you drink water every single day and keep yourself hydrated. This is because your body contains synovial fluid which lubricates and reduces friction between tissues and cartilage.
So keeping yourself hydrated will actually synthesize the synovial fluid. And I can assure you, nothing tastes better than a cold glass of water when you’re thirsty on a hot summer day.
There are also all sorts of other health benefits that water has. There’s a reason it is so good for us! According to Healthline, our bodies are made up of approximately 60% water.
That is a huge number! So it’s no wonder, really, why it’s so good for us. Water can also help improve your physical performance and keep you energised.
It plays a key role on your brain function and can also play a role in your mood because of the effect it has on energy levels. And if you tend to experience headaches or migraines, studies suggest that drinking lots of water can help relieve them.
Water also helps relieve constipation, decreases the risk of kidney stones, and can help with weight loss. So what are you waiting for? Drink up!
4. Take More Vitamin C: By increasing your vitamin C intake, it will prevent the process which causes inflammation to occur in the body. The best sources for vitamin C are strawberries, broccoli, oranges, and tomatoes.
These may not be at the top of the list for foods you like to consume, but down the road, your joints, tendons, and ligaments will thank you for staying healthy.
3. Add More Allium Vegetables to Your Diet: Yes I know, when we were kids we hated eating vegetables.
It got so bad that we needed to be rewarded just for finishing them. Allium vegetables are rich in sulfur, which is essential when forming collagen and other nutrients that our bones, joints, ligaments, and tendons need.
Extensive research has shown that when the body has low sulfur levels, the joint repair process is slowed down. Allium Vegetables include veggies like garlic, onion, chives, scallions, shallots, and leeks. These types of vegetables have all sorts of defining effects.
They can also help protect against cancer. Allium vegetables are also great for their antioxidant content, and they are also great for you heart health!
If you want to add more of these veggies to your diet, you can put them over salads, put them into stews and soups, mix them into pastas and rice dishes, and more.
2. Increase Your Protein Intake: The best way to increase your protein intake is through meats. They are packed with protein and other essential nutrients.
Protein will provide the body with the necessary amino acids that will synthesize the cartilage and also speed up the recovery time of lesions.
If you are not a big meat fan, you can replace it with other rich protein sources like fish, nuts, and legumes. Protein will also go a long way if you are trying to increase strength and muscle.
1. Add Bluefish to Your Diet: To stop the synthesis of inflammation, consume bluefish. Bluefish also prevents negative effects of oxidative processes that occur during exercise on the body’s cell membranes as well.
Try to consume bluefish at least twice a week, and some good sources are tuna, sardines, and salmon.
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