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3 Joint Healthy Foods

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Thanksgiving is about more than just spending time with family and friends and stuffing your face with delicious food; it’s also about eating foods that can help you enjoy healthier joints. Here at Redwood Orthopaedic Associates, we want all of our patients to enjoy not only a delicious Thanksgiving dinner but a healthy one as well which is why we have created an article listing a few delightful and joint healthy Thanksgiving foods for everyone to enjoy this holiday.

Avoid Excess Fats

When there’s a boat of gravy on your Thanksgiving table, you may be a little more than tempted to drench everything on your plate in that creamy goodness, but gravy contains a high amount of saturated fats which are not only bad for your heart but they’re bad for your joints as well. If you still want something to go along with your turkey, consider adding cranberry sauce to it instead and skipping the gravy altogether.

Watch the Sugar

In addition to avoiding excess fats, also consider watching the added sugar in things like sweet potato casserole and bread rolls. Even though sugar is delicious, it can easily turn into excess fat and calories that will place a lot of pressure on your joints— something that you don’t want. Instead, try cutting out a lot of the carbs and sticking to things like the turkey and fresh vegetables instead.

Eat Apples

Apples make a good sidekick to a lot of Thanksgiving dishes including stuffing, green salads, pie, and even yams. Plus, apples contain an ingredient called boron which is helpful in treating joint conditions like osteoarthritis.

To learn more about how you can eat better to support your orthopedic health, contact our Santa Rosa office today and call us at (707) 544-3400.

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