The #1 fruit that KILLS joint pain & inflammation

If you have any joint pain and aches, hopefully you know by now from reading this newsletter that resorting to pain killers can actually cause MORE harm to your health over time (as is the case with most drugs, since drugs almost always have side effects) ...

The good news is that there are plenty of natural superfoods with powerful anti-inflammatory properties that can ease your joint pain and kill inflammation in it's tracks.  One of the single MOST powerful anti-inflammatory foods actually ranked #1 is...

Tart cherries!  (or tart cherry extract or concentrate)

Studies have shown that the anthocyanins and phenolics in tart cherries have a powerful effect in reducing the inflammation that can cause joint pain.  In fact, according to researchers from the Oregon Health & Science University, tart cherries have the "highest anti-inflammatory content of any food".

Tart cherries also have a long history in helping people get relief with Gout or Osteoarthritis.

Note that sweet cherries can have some benefits as well, but tart cherries have been identified in research to have larger quantities of the anti-inflammatory phytonutrients.  One thing that I've done in recent years is to add a little bit of tart cherry concentrate (about 1 tsp) to my daily glass of unsweetened iced tea, and I also use frozen cherries frequently in smoothies.  I feel that this is helps to maintain my joint health as I get older.  Give it a try for yourself!

But it takes a little more balanced attack from multiple angles to fight chronic joint pain and inflammation than just adding one single superfood to your daily plan...

For that reason, read this article to discover 3 more powerful tricks that STOP joint & back pain, while helping your belly to LOOK flatter (It's a muscle that's usually overlooked)

Here's to a pain-free body,

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer

Tip: How to keep a cut avocado from turning brown

Avocados are one of the best flab-fighting fats that help to balance out your hormones, control your appetite and even provide high levels of healthy fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants... but it's unlikely that you'll eat an entire avocado in one sitting.  You usually have at least a half avocado leftover to put away.

So how do you keep that leftover avocado from turning brown?

Well, first let's talk about why avocados turn brown.  Like apples or potatoes, they oxidize when exposed to air.  Once you cut into an avocado, you'll never be able to completely stop the oxidation process, but you can dramatically slow it with a few quick tips and tricks:

1. Cut the avocado with a ceramic or plastic knife.  Metal actually accelerates the oxidation process.

2. Try lemon or lime juice. Citric acid is a powerful antioxidant; rub a little juice around the exposed flesh and you'll significantly delay the browning effect.

3. No lemon or lime? Use oil. Oil is another great buffer to oxygen. Use in place of lemon or lime juice when you don't have any handy.

4. Store as air-tight as possible. Again, avocados turn brown due to oxidation and exposure to air, so storing in an air-tight container only makes sense.

5. Water. Huh? That's right! This one works exceptionally well for leftover guacamole. Place your leftover guac in a storage container and press down to remove any air pockets. Add a half inch of water on top and seal with an air-tight lid. The water creates a barrier between the avocado and the air, keeping your guacamole fresh and 100% green for 24 hours or more!  When ready to eat some more, just drain the excess water and enjoy.  Works like a charm!

Want to know 7 other "super fats" that have been PROVEN to fight off stomach fat and those dreaded love handles to boot?  My colleague and nutritionist Shawn Wells lists each "super fat" on the page below, one of which has been shown to increase fat-burning by up to 400%.

Eat these 7 "Super Fats" to fight abdominal fat

To your health,

Mike Geary
Certified Nutrition Specialist
Certified Personal Trainer