Arthritis relieving kale and lentil salad

Arthritis relieving kale and lentil salad

Arthritis relieving kale and lentil salad

Food is medicine. This arthritis relieving kale and lentil salad is packed with healthy ingredients that treat inflammation.

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder. According to Mayo Clinic, rheumatoid arthritis “typically affects the small joints in your hands and feet. Unlike the wear-and-tear damage of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis affects the lining of your joints, causing a painful swelling that can eventually result in bone erosion and joint deformity.”

Let’s take a look at the ingredients in this arthritis relieving kale and lentil salad.

Lentils:
They are potent legumes with inflammatory benefits. Dr. Weil, a leading physician and health expert recommends 1-2 servings of lentils per day in his anti-inflammatory food pyramid.

Tomatoes:
They are high in a compound called lycopene, which has potent anti-inflammatory properties.

Turmeric:
Turmeric is the most powerful healthy spice in the world. Its health benefits are endless. A recent study showed that turmeric was better at relieving arthritis than ibuprofen.

Directions:

First, you must cook the lentils

Bring 3 cups of water to a boil and add 1 cup of lentils
Bring water to a simmer and cook for 15-20 minutes until lentils are soft
Let the lentils cool

Add 2 cups of chopped kale to a bowl
Add a handful of cherry tomatoes
Add 1 tsp of turmeric
Add 1 tsp of cayenne pepper
Add the juice of half a lemon
Add a pinch of Himalayan pink salt
Once lentils are cool, add to the bowl as well
Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar and toss ingredients in the bowl to mix

Make sure ingredients are organic
Enjoy this arthritis relieving kale and lentil salad!

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REFERENCES:
1. “Efficacy and Safety of Curcuma Domestica Extracts Compared with Ibuprofen in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis: A Multicenter Study.” National Center for Biotechnology Information. U.S. National Library of Medicine, n.d. Web. 25 Jun. 2016.
2. “How to Cook Lentils.” Lentils.ca. Lentils.ca, 09 June 2015. Web. 25 June 2016.
3. “Dr. Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid – FACT SHEET.” WEIL. Dr. Andrew Weil, n.d. Web. 25 June 2016.

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