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Food To Fight Pain

13.07.2017

Sitting in your office chair for 8 hours or more each day is synonymous with aching and painful joints.

It is no secret that getting up and away from your desk several times a day will strengthen your joints, aid mobility and help to stave off any aches and pains.

Along with remaining physically active, choosing the right foods will go a long way in protecting you against your niggles. This is based on choosing foods that fight inflammation. Where this is pain, there is almost always inflammation.

Below are 8 foods to stock up on to stand your body in good stead when it comes to combatting inflammation and therefore, pain:

Inflammation fighting foods

Berries

Berries are rich in anthocyanins – compounds that contain potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties.

Leafy greens

This includes vegetables such as swiss chard, spinach and kale. All are rich in carotenoid and flavonoids, which contain anti-inflammatory properties. They are also rich in magnesium, which helps to support muscles and joints, enabling you to manage pain more easily.

Orange vegetables

This includes carrots, sweet potato, orange peppers and pumpkin. All are rich in carotenoids – another anti-inflammatory fighter.

Oily fish

This includes salmon, fresh tuna, sardines and anchovies, which are all high in omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids have been shown to kick-start anti-inflammatory activity. They are also rich in vitamin D, which has been shown help balance the immune system, helping to eradicate inflammation.

Beetroot

High in betalains – another anti-inflammatory compound.

Seeds

This includes pumpkin seeds, linseed, sunflower seeds and chia seeds. Much like oily fish, seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids which can help to combat inflammation.

Pineapple

Pineapple contains high levels of bromelain – enzymes that contain anti-inflammatory properties.

Red cabbage

Much like berries, red cabbage is also high in anthocyanin.

 

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For full details of our Employee Nutrition Services, please find our brochure here and to chat through how this may be implemented in your workplace please call Anna on 07778 218009



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