The best food for muscle and joint health

Strong and healthy bones are super important for many reasons, and what you eat can have a direct impact on the health of your bones.

The joints and bones in our bodies are not only responsible for movement in conjunction with other organs, but also provides a framework for the other vital systems in the human body that support our overall health, movement and quality of life. 

Some bone diseases can result in inflammation, making it so important to feed our bodies with the right foods that can support bones and joints, and our muscles.

Here’s a few gems we’ve found for you!

Cherries - There have been several studies cited that link cherries to reduced levels of exercise induced muscle soreness.

Green Veggies - Full of potent antioxidants and vitamins that can help keep our joints and muscles healthy. Kale and broccoli are great examples of green vegetables that can assist in this area.

Red Peppers - Red peppers are rich in Vitamin C. Vitamin C with its anti-oxidant properties can help keep our joints and muscles working efficiently.

Ginger and turmeric - Time to get spicy! Both ginger and turmeric contain components that can assist in ensuring your muscles and joints are maintained in a healthy state.

Some more joint and muscle health foods to consider:

  • Tomatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Green leafy vegetables, such as spinach
  • Nuts like almonds and walnuts
  • Fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines
  • Fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, and oranges

Sources:
https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/foods-that-fight-inflammation
https://www.webmd.com/arthritis/features/joints-food#1
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23983046