Natural inflammation killers – food against arthrosis: These foods prevent joint problems in old age

Natural inflammation killers: Eating to combat arthrosis: These foods prevent joint problems in old age

Hardly anything has such an enormous influence on our well-being, our fitness and our health as nutrition. Even diseases that are already on the way can be prevented with the right nutrition. Which foods reverse the insidious process of osteoarthritis in the joints.

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Dear readers, at the start of my column we tightened our butts together, drew imaginary pictures on the wall and proved ourselves to be superwoman and superman to strengthen our backs. If you have since anchored the simple exercises for deep stabilization in your everyday life, then your muscles should be happy and thank you with more stability.

Today we’ll have a second helping and it’s about the nitty-gritty: In addition to my work as a sports doctor with a focus on non-surgical orthopedics, I’d be happy to take a look at your plate. Don’t worry, of course only if you invite me to do so. As a nutritionist, I take a close look at your eating habits, because: Hardly anything has such a major impact on our well-being, our health and fitness as our diet. In the positive as in the negative. After all, we rightly deal with it several times a day.

About the expert

Meike Diessner is the founder of the Practice for integrative orthopedics in Bochum and specializes in conservative therapy methods. As a sports and nutritionist, the topic of healthy eating is particularly important to her. More information can be found on their website or hers Instagram channel.

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Belly fat produces pro-inflammatory messengers

If you provide your body with good building materials, you will create a robust shell including a beautiful facade. If the input is inferior, our body will not be enthusiastic either. Here the plaster is peeling off the wall (our skin goes crazy and wrinkles), there the statics falter (protective posture due to pain) and too much superfluous mass puts a lot of pressure on the body, joints and sometimes on the soul.

While we are annoyed about being overweight, the insidious belly fat also produces pro-inflammatory messenger substances that spread quietly and secretly in our body like small nests of embers. We call it “Chronic Inflammation”. The treacherous thing: We don’t notice the small sparks at first, so they can spread further unnoticed. And not only when a few kilos too much check our statics.

What you should avoid

If too many fire accelerants come together (belly fat, chronic stress, industrial nutrition), the flames spread wildly and spread to more and more regions of our bodies. Not only does pain show up, but also a whole bundle of diseases (arthrosis, arthritis, depressive moods, metabolic diseases or even cancer).

Now we’re paying attention. But even then, with all the smoke, we don’t see the many fires directly. So what can we do so that the blazing flames don’t completely ignite our body? Unfortunately, it’s going to be uncomfortable for a moment: In general, I would urgently advise you to let the pig out – albeit from your diet.

Pork in particular, but also other animal foods such as dairy products, really fuel chronic inflammation in our joints. Then arthrosis approaching and our cartilage literally bends to its knees. If you often drink too much and can’t keep your hands off cigarettes, you’re pouring even more fuel on the fire.

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Foods that make you healthy

But don’t worry: You don’t have to abstain from everything in an absolute way, you simply have to reduce consumption. And: We can reverse the gradual process that ultimately leads to out-of-control fires with special foods that are firefighters and health police in one. I serve you a selection of those that taste good and are healthy here:

They grow in the allotment garden on your own bush or on a neighbor’s and come fresh from the region in Germany: Blueberries protect us from chronic inflammation and are real vitamin bombs. Their beautiful blue skin is packed with antioxidants (anthocyanins) and these suffocate the air we breathe from “free radicals” that can damage our cells. Among other things, this leads to a reduction in pain in damaged joints.

The blue health police are also personal trainers on the side: blueberries can work specifically against visceral abdominal fat (the pro-inflammatory “smallpox”), like a Study by the University of Michigan (USA) shows : The researchers came to the conclusion that 200 grams of blueberries per day can reduce waist circumference. Weight loss and less belly fat: This really makes our joints cheer and takes the pressure off them.

Onions and garlic not only provide a rustic taste in our dishes. They also provide us with numerous minerals, protecting our cartilage, strengthening our joints and fighting osteoarthritis. Due to the particularly high content of silicon and sulfur compounds, chronic inflammation is eliminated and the articular cartilage is strengthened. Research was also carried out in England with the result: subjects who ate a lot of leeks and garlic had healthier hip joints and less cartilage damage.

And then there’s sesame, which strengthens our bones, inhibits osteoarthritis and relieves pain. Strong list, right? Sesame is a calcium hit, contains vitamin E and zinc, both of which are also natural anti-inflammatory agents, and scores with sesamin and sesamol. Once again I go to you briefly with a study on the laces, in which it was found that these two “plant hormones” reduce arthrosis pain in joints through their anti-inflammatory effect.

So enjoy your meal with these three real “superfoods”. And so that small embers don’t become sources of fire – our bodies are fireproof – there are a few more natural inflammation killers on top.

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your dr Meike Diessner

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