Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory spice that is best used in combination with a little pepper. Pepper contains piperine which helps the body absorb the active compounds in turmeric.
Being weak in the knees is great when it’s an emotional reaction to meeting a new and exciting person, but not so great when it’s a physical reaction to going on a hike.
To fight inflammation that can cause your knees to ache, up your plant fats intake by consuming avocados, nuts, seeds and extra-virgin olive oil – which all help diminish the inflammation triggering enzymes that cause tissue damage.
According to the British Journal of Medicine, consuming just one tablespoon of plant fats daily can decrease knee pain by 20+ percent!
Combine the anti-inflammatory properties found in cucumbers with the analgesic might of mint and you’ve got a power combo to help ease joint stiffness and pain.
In an 8 oz glass, mix spring water with one small peeled and chopped cucumber with one tablespoon of fresh mint leaves. Place in the fridge to chill and enjoy!