If you started the New Year with a bowl of Hoppin John, you’re on the right track. Those black-eyed peas – and most beans for that matter – are chock full of protein and help reduce inflammation. They’re so good for you, the Arthritis Foundation recommends eating at least 1 cup, twice a week. Recipe 1 […]
The skins of red apples and purple onions contain the antioxidant anthocyanins that help reduce inflammation. Broccoli is a great source of antioxidants too but specifically sulforaphane which has awesome anti-inflammatory properties and has been shown to keep that heart healthy. Greek yogurt is a great source of probiotics that will put good bacteria in […]
1/2c. plain Greek yogurt (for the vitamin d and calcium to strengthen bones) 1 tbsp almond butter (calcium, protein, magnesium, alpha linolenic acid to help with inflammation) 1/2c. blueberries (anthocyanins to help prevent gout) Optional: chia seeds for omega 3s, other types of berries, cherries, low sugar/high fiber granola In a bowl, start with the […]
2 cups cubed watermelon (contains 92% water) 1/4 cup mint leaves torn (mint has methol which helps relax muscles) 1 cup cherries, pitted and halved (cherries contain quercetin which helps fight inflammation) Mix all ingredients together and serve chilled. Cayla Jablonski, RDN is the lead dietitian and nutritionist at Integrative Pain Specialists. A self-proclaimed “anti-dietitian,” […]
There’s an unmistakable link between stress, food and pain. In fact, there are a couple of links.
Fatty fish such as salmon and artic char provide healthy Omega 3s that help with stress on the body by balancing out our hormones and help reduce inflammation. Salmon also contains magnesium which will help fight against headaches and fatigue. Cashews provide zinc which will help with anxiety and depression. Parsley has cancer-fighting properties as […]