7 Super Healthy Christmas Foods For Your Bones And Joints
Turns out festive dinners can be really good for you!
Christmas, as we all know, revolves around celebrations with glorious food. It is perhaps the only time of the year a lot of us ignore our health and hog on the most unhealthy foods.
Let us show you how you can still indulge in your holiday favourites, but also load up on foods which do wonders for your bone and joint health - after all it’s Christmas!
Here are 7 nutritious foods you can include in your festive meals:
Salmon is rich in Vitamin D, which is vital in aiding absorption of calcium in the body. Definitely a good appetiser (or to toss in your salad) during your feast.
Dairy products are a good source of calcium, which is vital in keeping your bones healthy. Fill up on your favourite cheese from the cheese board - it helps in your daily calcium intake, and who doesn’t love a cheeseboard?
- BLUEBERRIES, CHERRIES, AND PRUNES
Blueberries are great for our bones and joints. They contain an abundance of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, zinc and Vitamin K which ensures that the bones are strengthened as a result of proper usage of the nutrients by the body. Lack of these nutrients leaves the body prone to feeble bones and sometimes chronic joint aches.
Cherries contain calcium for the maintenance of healthier bones and is believed to also assist in the reduction of joint pains in the bodies of those with worn-down flexible tissue at the ends of the bones (Osteoarthritis).
Prunes contain a great amount of Vitamin K and Potassium which are needed to strengthen our bones and help prevent Osteoporosis in women after menopause and bone loss in the body in order to maintain a better bone density.
Avocado is enriched with Vitamin K, Calcium, and Vitamin D. These are important for your bones as the Vitamin K present aids in the rapid increase of calcium for body absorption, which essentially helps the bones and joints to become stronger and healthier.
Nuts contain several nutrients that are involved in the maintenance and development of bone such as calcium, protein, fatty acids, and various phenolic antioxidants. Pistachios, specifically, are loaded with Calcium and Vitamin K which are responsible for the strengthening of our bones and joints. So remember, a cup of pistachios a day can take your bones a long way!
To care for your bone health and to boost your immune system, take turmeric. Turmeric is anti-inflammatory, reduces risk of osteoporosis, reliefs knee pain, and helps in bone healing. You can enjoy turmeric by making milk with turmeric, or by using turmeric to make tea, smoothies, and soaps.
One of the main benefits of ginger is its exceptional antioxidant properties. Ginger is highly anti-inflammatory, aids in detoxification, boosts immunity, and enhances digestion. Do include this superfood to your festive meals - it will certainly help in optimising your bone health.
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The easiest ways to keep your Christmas dinner on the guilt-free end of the health scale:
- Use vegetables as stuffing or as garnishing for your turkey to get additional vitamins into your body
- Dairy products that are low in sugar and rich in calcium can be used in your Christmas pudding
- Opt for sugar substitutes, like honey, when making your desserts