Your knees help you move and do pretty much anything that involves your legs. These joints help you jump, walk, and stand. Aging, inflammation and injuries affect your knees, resulting in severe damage of the tendons and ligaments.
How to strengthen your knees and relieve the pain? Try the following remedy and strengthen your ligaments and tendons naturally.
Try this smoothie recipe and enjoy it’s anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving power. It’s packed with vitamin C, magnesium, bromelain and silicon.
How to make it?
- 1 cup instant oatmeal
- 1 cup 100% natural orange juice (fresh orange juice)
- 40 g organic honey
- 2 cups diced pineapples
- 40g almonds, crushed
- 7g cinnamon
- 250 ml water
Cook your oats and juice the pineapple. Blend your orange juice, honey, cinnamon and almonds. Add in the juice and the oats, and blend again.
Consume this pain-relieving smoothie every day. You can always add a few ice cubes to make it even more refreshing. This smoothie strengthens the tendons and ligaments, and keeps the pain away.
The following knee exercises are great for your knees:
- Ball squats strengthen knees. Place the ball between your thighs, and squad. Bend your knees at 90 degree at the end of the squat, and hold in this position for 10 seconds. Do 10 reps.
- Leg lifts strengthen the quadriceps and your knees. Lie on your back and bend your left leg and the foot placed on the floor. Keep your right leg straight, bring it up 10-15 inches off the ground, and hold it in that position for 5 seconds. Bring it down. Switch sides, and do 10 repetitions.
Consider changing your daily menu, and eat more foods that reduce inflammation and relieve pain naturally. There are many spices and herbs you can use for this purpose. Find the right smoothie combination, and consume it regularly.
Oats are incredibly healthy and you can combine them with other pain-relieving foods. Cinnamon is an incredible spice, and offers numerous benefits.