Pineapple – soothes your joint pain

September 23, 2008

That’s right. Pineapple – be it part of a cold, icy drink, a fruit salad, anything – contains an anti-inflammatory enzyme called bromelain. New research shows that bromelain soothes your cells by reducing the migration of white blood cells to sites of inflammation – like sunburned skin, injured muscles, and arthritic joints. So when you are in pain you know what to do. Go to the nearest store and grab a fresh, juicy pineapple, but first learn how to pick up a ripe one from your grandma!

If you’re not a pineapple fan, you can get bromelain straight from a supplement. It might even be the preferred method, since you don’t get tons of bromelain from fresh pineapple. Researchers recommend about 100 milligrams of bromelain a day for sore joints. Ask your doctor if this dose is safe for you.


HEALTHY JUICES

February 14, 2008

Carrot + Ginger + Apple – Boost and cleanse our system.

Apple + Cucumber + Celery – Prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, and improve stomach upset and headache.

Tomato + Carrot + Apple – Improve skin complexion and bad breath.

Bitter gourd + Apple + Milk – Avoid bad breath and reduce internal body heat.

Orange + Ginger + Cucumber – Improve Skin texture and moisture and reduce body heat.

Pineapple + Apple + Watermelon – To dispel excess salts, nourish the bladder and kidney.

Apple + Cucumber + Kiwi – To improve skin complexion.

Pear & Banana – regulates sugar content.

Carrot + Apple + Pear + Mango – Clear body heat, counteracts toxicity, decreased blood pressure and fight oxidization.

Honeydew + Grape + Watermelon + Milk – Rich in vitamin C + Vitamin B2 that increase cell activity and strengthen body immunity.

Papaya + Pineapple + Milk – Rich in vitamin C, E, Iron. Improve skin complexion and metabolism.

Banana + Pineapple + Milk – Rich in vitamin with nutritious and prevent constipation.