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Relieve joint pain by preserving your acid-base balance

Have joint pain set in and are preventing you from enjoying life to the fullest? By rebalancing the acid balance
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THE joint pain can appear insidiously or suddenly and disappear as quickly as they arrived! However, most of the time, this joint pain lasts over time and can to alter your well-being . Unpleasant stiffness, loss of mobility, lack of flexibility... no longer let your joint pain dictate your daily life. A diet that preserves the acid-base balance and natural habits to integrate into your routine will help you mitigate your joint discomfort .

WHY DO YOU SUFFER FROM JOINT PAIN?

THE joints allow you to do the link between two or more bones and give them the ability to be mobile . Due to their mechanical properties , the joints are sometimes subject to pressures And strengths considerable. Of the injuries Or damage on these complex structures can cause pain which is sometimes difficult to locate precisely.

THE causes of the joint damage are diverse. For example, we find the overweight , a common cause that causes tensions on the spine and on the joints of hips and knees causing joint pain chronicles . Following trauma or some small accidents , we also notice a inflammation and localized pain in the joints that have been weakened .

We must also not forget the deleterious effects of repetitive movements in a professional environment or linked to a poor position , which can cause discomfort . With age, it also happens that joint pain occurs due to osteoarthritis : degradation of cartilage linked to aging.

OUR HEALTH AND DIETARY ADVICE TO REDUCE YOUR JOINT PAIN

Habits simple to be implemented at daily will participate in relieve your pain occasional Or chronicles in your painful joints.

We can never repeat it enough, but the practice of adapted physical activity And non-traumatic , such as walk or the swimming , will help soothe your joint pain. However, care should be taken to wear suitable shoes to the practice of sport to prevent sprains which can make you suffer for several years if they are poorly taken care of. If you are in overweight , it is essential to lose a little of weight , and avoid sedentary lifestyle to relieve your joints. This weight loss can sometimes enough to alleviate your pain.

It is also advisable to monitor your posture , at any time of the day! Whether on an office chair or at the table, you must always be careful to maintain your back straight , and not to slouch. You can also place a small cushion behind your lower back for optimal comfort. A bad position associated with a repetitive gesture (mouse clicks for example) could cause pain in the wrist , at elbow or even on the shoulder . It is also possible that a difference of a few millimeters between the two legs can damage your joints. This is easily remedied by wearing a heel pad , do not hesitate to talk about it with your doctor and your podiatrist.

In addition, by stocking up on vitamin D by exposing oneself to sun or by solar food supplements , you will effectively optimize the absorption of calcium . Be careful, however, to protect from the sun and not exposing yourself between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. to avoid damage to your skin. THE solar food supplement SUBLIMATEUR® Poméol contains vitamin D, essential for mineralization of the bone and cartilage .

Finally, it is imperative to restore A acid-base balance thanks to a food rich in alkalizing foods . By increasing your calcium intake , you will avoid bone erosion due to acidity liquids directly in contact with your bones and cartilage. In addition to a balanced diet, the intake of vitamins , nutrients And anti-oxidant active ingredients by natural food supplements adapted can also be beneficial. THE food supplement OSTEOPULSE® Poméol contains a unique combination of 12 active inspired by traditional medicine to promote well-being and the joint comfort . It contains an exclusive asset, the Vitaphenol®C2 of apple , which acts in synergy with vitamin C to boost its assimilation and contribute to a powerful antioxidant effect . There vitamin C also participates in the collagen formation to ensure the proper functioning of bones and cartilage, and thus relieve sensitive joints.

WHY DOES A POOR DIET AFFECT YOUR JOINTS?

Apart from the practice of adapted physical activity and some correction of its postures daily diet also plays a role primordial to have a healthy lifestyle and preserve his joints . A diet that is too rich and unbalanced is often the cause of excess weight. It's important to to favor foods with anti-oxidant properties , and in particular products rich in polyphenols which prevent inflammation and degeneration of the joints. But this is not enough !

Acid-base balance is a essential function which allows regulate THE pH of the organism, that is to say its acidity level Or alkalinity . Generally, the blood pH of a human body is between 7.35 And 7.45 , and all variation may have consequences about health. Indeed, in the event of breakup of the acid-base balance, this can lead to production and accumulation of acid waste which cannot be completely evacuated by the elimination process from the body. Thus, damage at the level of kidneys , liver , muscles , bone , of the digestion and even skin or scalp can occur and disrupt metabolism. For counterbalance THE excess acidity , the body needs minerals (alkaline). However, if the foods consumed do not contain enough alkaline nutrients, then the human body will directly draw in his own alkaline reserves . THE calcium will therefore be mobilized in too large a quantity, and will be diverted from its essential role in the functions of the organism. In the long term, this imbalance will notably lead to a bone demineralization , joint pain and an acceleration of cellular aging process . Your bone structure will be weakened and will be the cause of chronic joint pain And disabling . To restore blood pH balance, the body needs restrict its contributions in acidifying foods without completely removing them, and privilege consumption of alkalizing foods ! Diet is therefore essential to keeping all joints in good shape.

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOUR BLOOD IS ACIDIC OR BASIC?

To know his degree of acidity Or alkalinity , the most reliable way is to refer to the body pH (blood and urine). To have your pH blood , the reference method is to carry out a exam in a laboratory. In pharmacies, strips test to measure its Urinary pH are available for sale. Simply soak the strip for a few seconds in a little urine collected in a clean container and compare the color obtained with the colorimetric scale from the box to know the pH. It is preferable not to carry out the test on the first urine of the morning, as there is a risk that it will be too loaded with accumulated acid waste naturally during the night. However, it must be taken into account that the urinary pH is different blood pH: normal urinary pH is between 4.5 And 7.5 . To avoid taking any risks, refer to the instructions for your box of strips to interpret the result obtained. feel free to restart the test several times during the day to be sure of the result. So, to know if your body is undergoing a acid-base imbalance , the ideal is to accumulate both measurements: blood pH and urine pH. If the pH is above upper limit values, they will be considered too alkaline . On the other hand, if the pH is located below lower limit values, then they will be too acids .

HOW TO IMPLEMENT AN ACID-BASIC DIET?

The objective main of a acid-base diet and keep a pH balanced every day, to guarantee acid-base balance optimal. Often put to the test by diets particularly rich in acidifying products , by poor healthy lifestyle , stress , a lack of sleep or excessive consumption of industrial products , the body weakens and becomes more vulnerable .

THE secret of a good acid-base balance is mainly located in the choice of the food . Some foods are acidifiers while others are rather alkalizing . But how do you know the potential of each product? This is the PRAL index (Potential Renal Acid Load) which allows us to know the acidifying or alkalizing effect of foods. It measures the acid charge Or alkaline generated in the body per 100g of food. If the PRAL incident is positive , this means that the food has a power acidifier on the human body. Conversely, if this index is negative , the food will then have an effect alkalizing . However, it is important not to confuse a food with acid » by its taste and a food « acidifier » which will have an effect on the body. Indeed, the lemon is a food with an acidic pH (around 2.5) and a particularly acidic taste, which will nevertheless have an effect alkalizing once metabolized in the body.

To make things easier for you, Pomeol offers you a list of the acidifying foods to limit and alkalizing foods to favor to maintain your acid-base balance.

ACIDIFYING FOODS TO CONSUME IN MODERATION

Acidifying foods do not have to not be deleted totally from your diet, but should be consumed from moderate manner . The acid-base balance is obtained by regulating effectively acid/base balance of the organism.

  • All the meats and the Pisces : it is useless to eliminate them entirely but you should always remember to accompany them with an alkalizing food.
  • THE cold meats
  • THE jams And fruits in preserves
  • THE fried foods
  • THE flours wheat refined
  • THE butter
  • THE eggs
  • THE milk of cow all categories and derivatives
  • Food too salty : prepared meals, industrial products, chips...
  • A overconsumption of salt in general
  • And of course, the pancakes and the pastries

ALKALINIZING FOODS TO PREFER IN YOUR DIET:

Consuming alkalizing foods helps you regulate excess acidity and maintain acid-base balance . The potential of these foods, measured by the PRAL index, must be negative to be considered alkalizing. Obviously, these products are privilege but should not constitute the sole source of power. The balance between acidifying and alkalizing foodstuffs is essential to be healthy and reduce joint pain.

  • Alkalizing vegetables: asparagus, radish, celery, kale, endive, fennel, artichoke, eggplant, avocado, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, zucchini, bean sprouts,
  • Alkalizing fruits: lime, tangerine, kiwi, mango, papaya, persimmon, wedge, melon, watermelon, blackberry, raspberries, strawberries, cherries, unsweetened applesauce, grapes, lemon, banana, orange, lychee, papaya, peach, pear
  • Alkalizing drinks : green vegetable and apple smoothie, sparkling water (San Pellegrino type), ginger tea, lemon juice, lime juice, coconut milk, pineapple juice, cider
  • Alkalizing starchy foods : buckwheat flour, rice flour, chestnut flour, wholemeal flours, sweet potatoes, chestnuts, potatoes cooked with the skin
  • Alkalizing seasonings : soy paste (miso), onions, sea salt, soy sauce, cashew nuts, agave syrup, agar-agar, cider vinegar, basil, coriander, celery salt, garlic, almond butter, cashew butter

OPT FOR A MENU THAT RESPECTS YOUR ACID-BASIC BALANCE

MORNING

  • Ginger tea
  • Smoothie: baby spinach, apple, kiwi, lime
  • Chestnut milk
  • Buckwheat pancakes or whole grains
  • A few cashew nuts

NOON

  • Mixed salad: kale, red cabbage, carrots, lamb's lettuce seasoned with a cider vinegar and rapeseed oil vinaigrette
  • Chicken with lemon, coriander and coconut milk accompanied by brown rice (see the recipe below!)
  • Cutting of lychees

SNACK

  • Lemon and lime juice
  • Coconut milk yogurt

EVENING

  • Asparagus soup
  • Pan-fried sweet potatoes, butternut, chestnuts
  • Creamy scramble
  • Roasted pineapple slices

AN IDEAL AND DELICIOUS RECIPE FOR JOINT PAIN!

CHICKEN WITH LIME AND COCONUT MILK

INGREDIENTS FOR 6 PEOPLE:

  • 6 slices of chicken escalope
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 150 ml of water
  • 200 ml coconut milk
  • 1 lime
  • 1 drizzle of sunflower oil
  • 1 teaspoon of powdered coriander
  • 1 tablespoon of curry
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh coriander
  • 4 tablespoons of cashews
  • Salt pepper
  • 600 gr of fragrant basmati rice

PREPARATION:

  • In a wok, add a drizzle of sunflower oil as well as your diced onions, also the finely diced garlic and cook until your onions are translucent.
  • Then add your diced chicken and cook for 7 minutes.
  • Add the spices (cumin, coriander powder, curry, salt and pepper) as well as the water and mix.
  • Add the coconut milk and let it thicken for a few minutes over medium heat.
  • Add half a lime juice and crumbled cashew nuts with fresh coriander.
  • To finish, serve with hot basmati rice with a slice of lime and some crushed cashew nuts as well as chopped fresh coriander.

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