The Top 5 Worst Foods For Your Joints
Every day, millions of people have a hard time exercising because of shoulder, knee, back, and elbow pain.
What most people — and even most doctors — don’t know is that one of the major causes of pain is actually… food.
Here’s what you should focus on removing from your diet if you want to double your recovery process and get pain-free faster than with just pills:
1) Sugar. This one is obvious. Nothing damages the digestive track like sugar.
The medical community is starting to agree on the fact that chronic inflammation often starts in your gut, the biggest part of your immune system.
Chronic Inflammation: The Root Cause of a Multitude of Diseases
2) Alcohol. I also like my Friday night drink-out, but keep in mind that beer or any other alcoholic beverage damages your gut flora and liver when consumed in excess.
3) Grains. Refined or not, grains are inflammatory. That’s even worse if you’re gluten-sensitive, like 10-15 % (depending on the sources) of the world’s population.
The phytic acid and lecithins in grains are a problem for most people, even without allergies or intolerance.
4) Refined vegetable oil. Canola, soy, safflower, corn, sunflower, you name it.
Even though these oils are advertised as healthy and trans-fat free, it turns out the heavy refining which they go through destroys the healthy fats and turns them into highly inflammatory by-products.
5) Pasteurized dairy. 75% of the world’s population is intolerant to lactose.
That’s because the pasteurization process destroys the healthy bacteria and enzymes in raw milk, and make this popular beverage very hard to digest.
In my experience, most people feel like a million bucks when drinking less pasteurized milk or ditching it altogether.
These are just some of the inflammatory foods most people are consuming on a daily basis.
But there are also a ton of superfoods that can REDUCE your pain and help you heal your joints.
So, if you suffer from any kind of joint or muscle pain, then make sure you check out the best resource on the subject:
3 Foods that Trigger JOINT PAIN (don’t eat these!)…
WATCH OUT: Don’t EAT These TWO Inflammatory Foods
Here’s a quick quiz for you today to find out if your body is “on fire,” or chronically inflamed…
Markdown how many you respond YES to below:
–> Do you feel stiff when you get up from sitting?
–> Are any of your joints sore when you fully move them?
–> Do your hands feel stiff?
–> Do any of your joints feel swollen?
–> Do you have unexplained nasal congestion?
If you answered “YES” to any of these, you really need to avoid these 3 foods…
You Wanna GROW and Look Good Too… EAT THIS!
Is Your Food Keeping You In Pain?
There are two ways to get out of pain:
1) External Intervention: stretching, soft tissue work, strengthening, etc. When used in the right amount and timing, they will fix the root cause of the problem.
2) Internal Intervention: medicine, supplements… but also food. The goal of an internal intervention is usually to reduce inflammation.
But what is inflammation anyway? Is it what this guy is experiencing?
I’ll call Wikipedia for help: “Inflammation is a protective attempt by the organism to remove the injurious stimuli and to initiate the healing process. Without inflammation, wounds and infections would never heal.”
In plain English, when you’re trying to get pain-free and heal, you actually NEED inflammation to occur.
The problem is: most people experience what is called acute or chronic inflammation.
The same way too little inflammation will slow down the healing process, too much of it will keep you in pain longer.
That’s when the doc comes in:
You: My neck/back/shoulders/soul hurts like crazy.
Doc: Take these pills! Magic!
(4 weeks later…)
You: My neck/back/shoulders/soul hurts even if I take the pills.
Doc: Take MORE pills! Magic!
Now that’s a problem: 1) You can’t rely on pills for the rest of your life and 2) They will take a toll on your liver and overall health in the long run.
Instead of relying solely on pills, I suggest you focus on avoiding foods that keep your body in that chronic state of inflammation.
Start with these 3 foods:
Are you on Fire? (pop quiz)
I recently saw a Denzel movie on Netflix called, “Flight”. I won’t ruin it for you….it was long but well worth it.
Another favorite Denzel flick of mine is “Man on Fire”.
This reminds me to ask you to take this short quiz.
You’ll find out if your body is on fire…or inflamed.
Markdown how many you respond yes to.
- Do you feel stiff when you get up from sitting?
- Are any of your joints sore when you fully move them?
- Do your hands feel stiff?
- Do any of your joints feel swollen?
- Do you have unexplained nasal congestion?
Problem Solved: Life Saving Super Foods
101 ways to recover faster (and feel younger)
I woke up this morning and my knees were feeling a little achy.
Did you ever wake up feeling a little “stiff” or you find yourself walking down your stairs feeling like you’re about 87?
The thing is – many times it has NOTHING to do with your workout. In fact, my workout didn’t have a much lower body…
It was KB Cleans, 1-Arm Shoulder Presses, and Goblet Squats; and then I finished it off with some density sets of X-Body Mountain Climbers (all in about 24 minutes).
So if you think you’re aging faster than you should be, you’re not alone in your world of feeling lethargic and “beat up”.
You’ve probably tried a variety of foam rolling, therapy, and even stretching.
The bad news is that won’t do ANYTHING for you.
If you are active in any way, you’re facing Chronic Inflammation, just like I am today.
And that’s because of what I ate!
What is Chronic Inflammation?
Inflammation is a condition where your body attempts to protect itself and heal the pain caused by an injury or infection. Some of the common symptoms of inflammation that may occur are:
– Inability to lose fat
– Lack of energy
– A feeling of “stiffness” (especially in the morning)
I’m betting you’re facing at least one of those.
So, how do you eliminate excess inflammation in your body? … without medication or expensive doctor visits?
Start with these 3 foods:
1) Green Tea
And you’re just scratching the surface. There are over 100 foods that you can simply plug into your weekly diet to…
– Discover renewed energy (without having to rely on caffeine)
– Recover faster and better between workouts
– Fight off infections
– Improve your digestion so your body can break down fat easier
– Breakthrough a fat loss plateau
Dr. Oz Video “Root Cause of Most Disease”
I’ve got a great video for you today that was a hot topic on the Dr. Oz. show. We all know what a positive impact he has made on the health of the country.
He’s one of the first people to bring this issue to light, and it’s a very serious one because it’s the root condition of most chronic diseases!
If not addressed, it can cause heart attacks, strokes, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and even cancer.