Juicing for Pain Relief

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Juicing for pain relief

Eating enough fruits and vegetables in your daily diet can be challenging. However, making sure you get plenty of fresh produce is important. When you’re living with chronic pain or conditions that cause inflammation, eating the right foods becomes even more important. If you’re tired of eating fruit and vegetables the old-fashioned way, consider juicing for pain relief.

Foods that Fight Pain

Certain foods may actually help combat chronic inflammation and pain. These foods are often rich in antioxidants, polyphenols as well as vitamins and minerals. Many people find it difficult to eat enough fruits and vegetables. Juicing allows you to drink fruit and vegetable juices, so you may receive the benefits of these excellent foods a little easier.

Examples of foods to try juicing include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Pineapple
  • Carrots
  • Apples
  • Cucumber
  • Grapes
  • Lemons
  • Oranges
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Blueberries
  • Watermelon
  • Limes

Pineapple, Cucumber and Turmeric Juice Recipe

Pineapple is packed with pain-fighting nutrients. In fact, pineapple contains bromelain, which is an enzyme that has shown promise in aiding digestion, fighting cancer and promoting better whole body health. Bromelain may also help reduce inflammation, which could also help reduce pain levels. In addition, turmeric is a well-known anti-inflammatory.

Combined with turmeric and dash of cinnamon, this pineapple juice recipe packs a punch of tasty benefits.

Pineapple, Cucumber and Turmeric Juice Recipe

Course Drinks
Keyword Juicing
Prep Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 people

Ingredients

  • 1 pineapple
  • 2 cucumbers
  • 15 three inch pieces fresh turmeric root
  • 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Juice the pineapple, cucumber and fresh turmeric.

  2. Pour into a glass.

  3. Stir in the cinnamon and enjoy!

Blueberry and Spinach Juice Recipe 

Blueberries contain a flavonoid called anthocyanin, which gives blueberries their color and is also a potent antioxidant. Because of this, blueberries have anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, they taste great. Add some spinach for increased fiber, iron and other important nutrients. Here’s the easy recipe, courtesy of Natural Living Ideas:

Blueberry and Spinach Juice Recipe

Course Drinks
Keyword Blueberry and Spinach Juice
Servings 1 person

Ingredients

  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 2 fuji apples

Instructions

  1. Juice and enjoy!

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