A Balanced Diet May Help Promote Joint and Digestive HealthBy Health News Team • Jul 5th, 2011 • Category: Cleansing, Digestive Health, Joint Health, True Health News
Although many people who experience joint pain or digestive problems turn to prescription medications, simply consuming a balanced diet may help them reduce their need for these drugs.
A recent article published by NewsMax.com highlighted an eating regimen that may help individuals promote good joint and digestive health.
According to the news provider, a diet that is high in fiber and low in carbohydrates, processed foods, trans-fats, cholesterol and sugar may help limit inflammation in the body that has been associated with joint pain.
People should focus on eating natural foods such as raw vegetables and fruits, baked items and whole grains, as opposed to white flour or rice, the news source suggested.
The website noted that this type of diet may also facilitate colon cleansing, which may help flush inflammation-causing toxins out of the body.
A survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 30 percent of adults reported that they experienced some sort of joint pain during the previous 30 days. The knees were the most frequently cited area of the body affected by this type of discomfort.