Less Joint Pain and More Energy​

Video by Dr. Antonio Flaquer

When dealing with joint pain, we need to stay hydrated and focus on our energy levels to help us get through the days. I’ve been having some patients in our St. Louis Park clinic with joint pain, neck pain, back pain and more. We make sure to look at how they are moving through out the day and if they are staying hydrated. Another thing you should be looking at is how are you fueling yourself? Water alone will not do the trick. Water is important, but your also need electrolytes and even better, good fats. Good fats in foods can be things like avocados, nuts, almonds, fish, and whole eggs. People may not know this, but fats are what fuels the body to give it energy. It’s not about how much protein you consume, or carbohydrates. In fact, fats alone give us more energy than carbohydrates and proteins put together. So not only is water an essential thing to consume when you’re having some of those symptoms, like joint pain, but getting the proper fats and a good source of it is a huge part of it that most people are missing. This green smoothie recipe is super simple to make and yummy for even kids. It’s a great way to make sure you replenish with good fats to help boost those energy levels, but also decrease overall inflammation in the body so you have less joint pain. Having inflammation in the body will also slow you down as well, so tackle them both so you can function at an optimal level. Here are some quotes from the research talking about the health benefits of an avocado.

“Avocado is known for its high nutritional content and health benefits, which are essentially due to the source of fat-soluble nutrients or phytochemicals.”

“The nutritional composition of avocado pulp has been reported to have a moisture content ranging from 67 to 78%, lipid content ranging from 12 to 24%, carbohydrate content ranging from 0.8 to 4.8%, protein content ranging from 1.0 to 3.0%, ash content ranging from 0.8 to 1.5%, fibre content ranging from 1.4 to 3.0%, and energy between 140 and 228 kcal per avocado.”

  • ½ an avocado
  • Handful of spinach
  • Handful of pineapples
  • 2 capsules of Omega 3
  • 1 capsule of probiotic

Araújo, R. G., Rodriguez-Jasso, R. M., Ruiz, H. A., Pintado, M. M., & Aguilar, C. N. (2018). Avocado by-products: Nutritional and functional properties. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 80, 51–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2018.07.027

Our Message

When you are 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./Westside Dr., are here to teach you that taking care of your mental health and getting the proper nutrients are just as important as the chiropractic adjustment to stay healthy, lower inflammation and limit pain.