Preventing Your Child ’s Cold & Flu
Teach your child these healthy habits to help prevent illness and infections.
The average American consumes more than 100 pounds of sugar a year. And that’s not just bad for our weight— it may also be bad for our bones. “Sugar causes inflammation in the joints, making arthritis and other conditions worse,” according to Victor Romano, MD, a board-certified orthopedics and sports medicine doctor. Sugary foods cause a spike in insulin, which starts a cascade of biochemical reactions that lead to inflammation. Research also shows that sugar depletes important minerals needed for proper muscle contraction and relaxation. If you suffer from joint and/or muscle aches, boost your intake of foods with anti-inflammatory properties, including omega-3-rich fish, chia, and flaxseed, as well as curcumin and turmeric, which have been found to assist in alleviating joint pain.