Our knees perform the most important movements every day: walking, standing, running, jumping, so their function is of high importance to the entire body.
However, they use their natural lubrication over time and the ligaments and tendons become less flexible. In this way, they are more susceptible to injuries.
Since they are a vital link between our body and the ground, we need to support the health of our knees and strengthen the ligaments and tendons. In this way, we will promote a better support of the body.
Fortunately, there is an extremely effective natural recipe which strengthens the knees and enhances their lubrication.
The main ingredients of the following recipe include a gelatin, pineapple, cinnamon, and oats. Using them, you can make a tasty and healthy smoothie, rich in silicon, magnesium, bromelain, and vitamin C.
It will provide potent anti-inflammatory effects and will soothe the discomfort and pain.
Gelatin is an excellent way to nourish the tendons and ligaments. Unflavored, natural gelatin is the healthiest choice because of the higher amount of “collagen protein.”
- 2 cups of pineapple chunks
- 7 g cinnamon
- 1 cup of instant oatmeal
- 2 tablespoons of unflavored gelatin (40 grams)
- 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
- 40 g honey
- 40 g crushed almonds
- 250 ml water
Method of preparation:
- Furst cook the oat and add the orange juice.
- Next, add the unflavored gelatin, honey, almonds, cinnamon, and pineapple chunks in a blender, and mix them well until you get a homogeneous smooth mixture.
- In the end add the oatmeal in the blender as well and blend once more. You can add a few ice cubes if you like to consume it cold.
Enjoy its taste and multiple health benefits!
Eat vitamin C rich foods
Consume more broccoli, parsley, strawberries, kiwi, tomatoes, oranges, raw peppers and so on. This vitamin alongside omega 3s aids maintain and synthesize collagen and cartilage in your body. They also inhibit the inflammatory processes in the body which lead to joint problems. Papayas and pineapples are an excellent choice as well, as they also contain bromelain and papain which are powerful anti-inflammatory agents.
Consume allium veggies
This includes onion, leeks, garlic, young garlic and many other veggies which are abundant in sulfur, an essential mineral when it comes to collagen formation. According to researchers low sulfur levels inevitably lead to slower joint repair. You should start consuming other foods rich in sulfur as well, like asparagus and cabbage.
Protein rich food sources
This goes especially for meat, because they contain the necessary amino acids which your body requires to synthesize cartilage and speed up recovery time for lesions.
Consume more meat as it’s also rich in zinc and iron, which support injury repair. If you’re not a big meat fan, you can substitute it with legumes, fish and nuts or other rich protein sources.
Salmon, sardines, mackerel, tuna and other fish rich in omega 3 fatty acids
The high amount of omega 3s in these fish prevents the synthesis of inflammatory mediators and inhibits the bad effects of oxidative stress. You should eat fish at least two times per week, eat more nuts and seeds and other foods rich in omega 3 fatty acids.
You should maintain a healthy weight as obesity and being overweight can contribute to joint injuries and causes more stress and pressure on your joints when you move.
Calcium, magnesium and phosphorus
Optimize the levels of these minerals, as well as vitamin D, to strengthen your bones and correct calcium deficiencies.