Anti-Arthritis Smoothies and Drinks for RA Sufferers (Recipes)
Treat your taste buds to an anti-arthritis smoothie or another healthy drink designed to address arthritis sufferers' nutritional needs! The drink recipes below call for ingredients like blueberries, green tea, and raspberries which are loaded with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, and arthritis-fighting minerals.
Preliminary laboratory tests suggest that catechins found in green tea may reduce inflammation and joint damage associated with rheumatoid arthritis. This anti-arthritis drink recipe calls for loose tea leaves and a long brewing time, both of which improve the release of catechins from green tea leaves.
Here's a wonderful arthritis fighting recipe that pairs green tea with pineapple to create a delicious and highly nutritious smoothie to provide antioxidant protection. In addition, bromelain contained in the pineapple has anti-inflammatory properties.
This smoothie is literally bursting with quercetin, vitamin B6, vitamin C, and copper — all of which are helpful for people with rheumatoid arthritis. What's more, the raspberries and the ground flaxseed in this smoothie provide anti-inflammatory homega-3 fatty acids.
In Scandinavia, blueberry soup is a popular treat that can be served warm as an appetizer or chilled as a dessert. But the benefits of blueberry soup extend far beyond its culinary use. Blueberries contain flavonoids called anthocyanins, which are responsible for the tart taste and the intense color of blueberries. Anthocyanins are known to possess strong anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, and scientists suspect that the anti-inflammatory powers of these flavonoids may be even stronger than aspirin.
The delicious combination of cantaloupe melon and yoghurt in this smoothie packs a powerful punch of nutrients that may help ward off symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis. These nutrients include beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and zinc — to mention a few.
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For more recipes that help fight RA, please visit the main recipe directory of HealWithFood.org's Guide to Fighting Rheumatoid Arthritis.