Tag Archives: Nutrition

Omega-6 Fatty Acids: Hype or Healthy?

 

We don’t need to remind you that omega-3 fatty acids are popular nutrients these days due to their benefits not only in joint health, but also immune, cardiovascular, and brain health, too. 

Amongst the plethora of omega-3 options, you might have seen omega-6 fatty acids thrown into the mix…but how are they different?  Is one better than the other?  Should you be consuming the same amount of each?

Let’s dig in and answer those questions…

4 Vitamins to Help Grease Your Joints

 

Cartilage allows you to move about your day smoothly–not like the Tin Man from The Wizard of Oz.

If your cartilage is strong and healthy, you probably don’t think about it much.  That’s great!

On the other hand, if you have joints whose cartilage is thin, torn, or degenerative, you can attest to how your movements are hindered by the twinges, creaks, and pops at your joints.  

Regardless of your current joint status, our cartilage has the tendency to wear down as we age.  The good news is that there are ways to maintain and stimulate cartilage health! 

Today, we are covering a specific area of nutrition that you can consider for your daily routine and meals that can help “grease” those joints: vitamins.

10 benefits of Krill Oil that you may not know about

What are the benefits of Krill Oil? Krill are small, shrimp-like creatures that live in the oceans of the world. Krill oil is derived from these creatures, and it has become a popular dietary supplement in recent years. Like fish oil, krill oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are believed to have numerous health benefits. […]

4 Omega-3 summer recipes

 

Holiday parties and summer BBQs are times when we come together to share great food with coworkers, friends, and family. 

 For those of us trying to maintain a healthy diet, these gatherings can be a little stressful because while the “great” food present is delicious, it’s often not the most nutritious. 

5 Antioxidant-Rich Foods for Joints

 

We all want to be on the fast track to better health, joint pain relief, and reduced inflammation!

Making smart food choices is key to managing our symptoms and improving our health especially when our body is experiencing inflammation.

Unfortunately, inflammation is inevitable and unavoidable. We experience it when we’re physically and mentally stressed, injured, and as we age.

4 Essential Nutrients for Bone and Joint Health

Are you taking care of your bones and joints? If not, you should be! Your bones and joints are essential for movement, and they need the right nutrients to stay healthy. Here are four essential nutrients for bone and joint health:   Calcium: You’ve probably heard that calcium is essential for strong bones, and this […]

Foods That Help Reduce Joint Pain

Think about the last time you had pain in your joints. Maybe it was after playing a sport or lifting something heavy. Whatever the cause, joint pain can really put a damper on your day. But did you know that there are certain foods that can help reduce joint pain? Some foods are known to […]

What is the Keto Diet?

The Keto Diet is one of several extreme low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets popular today. Although most people know the Keto Diet as a means to drop weight, it started in the early 1900s as a therapeutic approach to managing seizures. The goal is to use certain food choices to stimulate the body to burn more fat. 

Hydration & Joint Health

 

Have you ever wondered why your joints feel more stiff and achy?  If you’ve tried multiple ways of supporting your joints’ health and are looking for other ideas, consider your hydration level.

Often overlooked, hydration can affect the feel and function of your joints throughout the day.

 

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