Knees – our weak point
Knees – the weak point of those who “carries iron”, practicing jogging, loves skiing or engaged in extreme tourism. To avoid injury, there are special warm-up and knee safety rules. Another way to protect yourself – is to avoid foods that are harmful to the joints and, on the contrary, to eat more of what “love” cartilaginous tissue.
American physician and nutritionist Mark Sterger, believes that what we eat and drink directly affects the state of our joints. Here are some of his tips for those who care about the fate of the native knee.
Eat those products that are more mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids and low in saturated. Particularly noteworthy are the variety of polyunsaturated acids, such as Omega-3 and Omega-6. In a great number of them “live” in the bodies of salmon and sardines.
Include in your diet walnuts and various seeds – especially useful linen. All this will help your knees to remain flexible and to resist injury. Recent studies have also shown that these fatty acids are essential for the heart and brain. So do not forget about tuna, salmon, carp and other fish.
Whatever said pharmaceutical enemies, if you want to permanently keep the joints in working order, comprehensive multivitamin with antioxidants. Of course, natural food is not necessary to replace them. A diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains – the best way to get the body needs antioxidants and prevent the degeneration of cartilage.
Drink more water
Lack of fluid – this is probably the biggest enemy of cartilage. Therefore, winter and summer, to drink at least a liter and a half of drinking water, except for the liquid that you eat.
Do not forget about water, exercising in nature. There’s a cold weather you can not feel thirst, but it is extremely important to consciously maintain optimal fluid levels in the body. Especially increasing need for liquid in the mountains.
Coffee, vodka, cigarettes
If you have knee problems, try to “engage” with smoking and drinking. All these habits delay healing and increase the risk of serious injury. Another enemy of the joints – coffee. Scientists claim that drinking three or more cups of coffee a day, we are slowly destroying cartilage.