How Pomegranate Could Bring You Relief From Joint Pain

When I think of joint pain and the best natural treatment for it, my mind immediately goes to chiropractic care. It’s safe, completely natural, and scientifically proven to relieve pain in the joints and back, while improving mobility and overall physical and mental well being.

What if I told you there was another treatment method that was also safe, natural, and scientifically proven to be effective at providing pain relief? Well as it turns out, there are quite a few supplementary treatment methods that can be used in conjunction with chiropractics to promote faster healing and recovery from injuries and other pain related conditions.

One of these methods involves making specific changes to the diet, either by removing inflammatory foods or adding in foods that can help with pain relief. This is where pomegranate comes in. Yes, that ruby red fruit that you read about in your mythology class but have probably hardly ever eaten can actually relieve your joint pain, according to an article by Care 2 that I recently came across. What is it about this fruit that makes nutritionists and chiropractors alike recommend it to their patients?

It all comes down to two major properties that pomegranates possess: they are high in antioxidants and they have anti-inflammatory capabilities. Since joint pain tends to occur, or get even worse, when inflammation develops, it is crucial for people with chronic joint pain to focus on adding foods with a known anti-inflammatory capability into their diet. What’s more is that pomegranates are also known to have the ability to block a certain enzyme that can cause damage to joints, especially in patients living with osteoarthritis. You can get all these benefits and more simply from snacking on some pomegranate seeds. You can also always drink pomegranate juice, or you may want to ask your healthcare provider about adding a pomegranate supplement to your diet if you just don’t like the taste, but still want the perks.

In addition to consuming pomegranate, getting chiropractic adjustments on a regular basis can be extremely beneficial for reducing joint pain and improving mobility in the joints of the body. If you have yet to see a doctor of chiropractic, now is as good a time as any to start your journey to natural wellness. You can simply walk in to your local The Joint clinic, no appointment necessary, and set up a consultation with a licensed doctor of chiropractic so you can get started on creating a personalized treatment plan that works for you.

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