Strengthen Tendons and Knee Ligaments with a Smoothie from Pineapple, Cinnamon and Oats
Tendons represent thick cords that connect the muscles to your bones. These tough yet flexible bands of fibrous tissue attach the skeletal muscles to the bones they move. In fact, tendons enable you to move; think of them as intermediaries between muscles and bones.
Though similar to tendons, ligaments connect bone to bone and help to stabilize joints they surround. They are composed mostly of long, stringy collagen fibers that create bands of tough, fibrous connective tissue. Ligaments are slightly elastic, so they can be stretched and gradually lengthen, increasing flexibility.
Your body’s structure is made up of many joints, the knees carry the most important function. You’re able to keep a straight posture, jump, walk, stand, and run, all because of your knees. As time goes by, they suffer many injuries, wounds and hits and become damaged and loose. Their tendons and ligaments become less flexible and natural lubrication is lost.
PINEAPPLE, CINNAMON & OATS SMOOTHIE RECIPE
This smoothie is rich in vitamin C, silicon, magnesium, and bromelain which are anti-inflammatory and reduce pain. Also this nutrients give strength and energy to the entire body.
-250 ml of water
-1 cup of instant oatmeal
-40 g of honey
-2 cups of pineapple chunks
-1 cup of fresh squeezed orange juice
-7 g of cinnamon
-40 g of crushed almonds
First, you cook your oats. Then pour in 2 cups of freshly squeezed orange juice and mix.
Add pineapple chunks, honey, almonds and cinnamon to your blender and blend until you reach a smooth texture.
Add in the oatmeal while your blender is on, and blend until you get a homogenous mixture.