So how do we define a super food or at least what we consider them to be, as there is no official definition.
A superfood is essentially thought of when any food item that contains an extremely dense concentration of vital nutrients, vitamins and/or minerals, as well as antioxidants, good fats, healthy enzymes, or other healthy properties that help to treat, lower the risk of or prevent specific diseases, they are not medicines though there is plenty of evidence to support there intake.
So let’s name a few and why we use them in particular the superfoods that are helpful for joint pain, musculoskeletal problems and recovery from injuries such as sports injuries and common presentations as backpain.
These are the ingredients to our joint complex
Lets take Bromelain and why its a superfood.
Bromelain is an enzyme found in pineapple juice and in the pineapple stem. Often it is used for reducing swelling (inflammation), after surgery or injury. ... Bromelain used in this way seems to reduce pain and improve knee function in people with arthritis.
Most commonly bromelain is found in joint supplements for Joint pain and inflammation, particularly OA which can be felt in the morning and makes it hard for you to get out of the bed in the morning, or keep you from doing your favourite activities. Either way, it’s something many people will have to deal with as they age or with injury. A great way to keep your joints healthy, as well as slow the onset of degenerative diseases like arthritis, is to incorporate a daily joint supplement into your diet.
Here’s 5 Health Benefits Of Bromelain
1. Boosts Overall Immune Strength
Bromelain is considered an immunity booster. Studies suggest that it stimulates immune function and increases certain immune system hormones called cytokines, made in our white blood cells.
Bromelain is most well-known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Studies have shown that it successfully reduces swelling in the body, especially after surgery or in patients who have osteoarthritis. It also has been known to reduce pain in minor strains, sprains, and trauma of the joints.
3. Reduces indigestion and heartburn
Because of its protease capabilities, bromelain may decrease indigestion and heartburn. Studies suggest it also contributes to reduction of gas, bloating, and other symptoms of irritable bowl syndrome. Bromelain also has a hand in balancing the acidity of the stomach.
4. Soothes insect bites and stings
Bromelain can also reduce swelling and redness associated with insect bites and stings.
5. Sinusitis Relief
Studies suggest that bromelain can also provide relief from sinusitis pain caused by inflammation of the sinus cavities occur because of a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection. Reducing the inflammation also decreases coughing and mucus build-up associated with sinusitis.
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