Reduce Pain and Fight Inflammation
with a Green Drink
Video by Dr. Erik Waldeland
Of course, we want all of our green drinks to taste good, but it is most important that we are utilizing these drinks to give us a shortcut to getting our fruits and vegetables. By adding cherry and banana, you will make the drink much sweeter, and you also get the added benefit of vitamin C, potassium, and other antioxidants. The vitamins and minerals in this green drink help our bodies fight inflammation which is the main cause of most people’s pain.
Vitamin C is crucial for promoting proper tissue healing, as well as fighting off free radicals in our body that can do damage to our cells and interrupt the healing process. Below are a couple findings in the research that support our body’s need for vitamin C, and why you should be utilizing these green drinks to make it as easy as possible to fight inflammation.
“Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, antioxidant, and essential co-factor for collagen biosynthesis, carnitine and catecholamine metabolism, and dietary iron absorption. Humans are unable to synthesize vitamin C, so it is strictly obtained through the dietary intake of fruits and vegetables. “
“Ascorbic acid functions as a cofactor, enzyme complement, co-substrate, and a powerful anti-oxidant in various reactions and metabolic processes. It also stabilizes vitamin E and folic acid and enhances iron absorption. It neutralizes free radicals and toxins as well as attenuates inflammatory response, including sepsis syndrome”
It is always our mission to help our patients get the best results and help repair the body from the inside-out, rather that outside-in. Which is why it is crucial that we get the proper nutrition to decrease pain and fight inflammation.
- 1 handful frozen spinach or kale
- ½ frozen banana
- 6-8 frozen cherries
- ½ cup water
- ¼ cup coconut water
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). (2011). Drugs Handbook 2012–2013. https://doi.org/10.5040/9781350363595.art-1864
If you’re looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our St. Louis Park Chiropractors, located in the West End near the corner of MN-100 S & Lake Rd., will teach you what the research says about how and why we should eat a better diet, move more and have more positive thoughts. By improving these areas of our lives we can become healthier, stay out of pain, Fight Inflammation with a Green Drink and decrease pain!