Osteoarthritis is caused by degeneration of the cartilage around a joint, usually due to normal wear and tear.

it has become a condition very frequently spoken of over the past few years, it is because it affects more than 10% of Canadians aged 15 and over.

There are a lot of grandma’s remedies and an enormous number of little actions and habits that may help ease the physical suffering caused by osteoarthritis. However, the following are the 5 best tricks known to ease osteoarthritis naturally.

1.Forget about fats

Do you suffer from inflammatory complaints? Then you should avoid overeating meat, saturated fats and modified food with trans fats. These foods can cause an inflammatory response. Instead, favor avocados, fruits, vegetables and white meat. You should also avoid having too much sugar, salt, alcohol and caffeine since they are acidifiers and increase your intoxication levels.

2. The power of OMEGA-3

The OMEGA-3 fatty acids are recognized by their positive effect on inflammations. So you need to eat it several times per week. It is contained in oily fish, flax seeds, omega-3 “rich” nuts and food. Also, look for food rich in vitamin C, beta-carotene, vitamin B12 and antioxidants (carrots, sweet potatoes, broccoli, clams, crabs, cantaloupe, dried apricots, among others).

It would be better for you to daily eat small fish such as sardines and mackerel, and occasionally large fish such as tuna or salmon, which are usually very contaminated (quite rich in mercury).

3. Water…water… and water!

Hydration is essential. You need to always have a glass of water at hand. Your body needs water to cleanse, transport nutrients, and hydrate your joints. You should drink 1–2 liters of fresh, warm, slightly mineralized water. If you are not used to drinking water regularly, increase your intake gradually. We can even use the technology under our hand, like our cell phone or mobile applications, to get daily reminders!

4. Small steps towards a long way

One single watchword: Move! Your cartilage can benefit from physical activity. It helps to maintain flexibility in your joints, strengthen the muscles that support them, and relieve your discomfort.
Walking slowly, for instance, or doing yoga or cardio are great exercises to maintain cartilage integrity.

You may first do some stretching, strength and soft muscle-building exercises. However, you need to do your movements without great ranges and with no weight. You should also consider swimming because of its low-impact free movements. Start slowly and gradually increase the duration, regularity and intensity of your exercises.

5. Supplements can help your body

Our body produces less collagen as we age, which causes discomfort derived from cart ilage degeneration. To overcome this, all Genacol’s products contains collagen as an active ingredient. They can help your body in regenerating articular cartilage. It is a natural and lasting solution for people with osteoarthritis.

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