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Is Soy the Answer to Your Knee Pain?
April 27, 2010, 9:30 pm
Filed under: Antioxidants

It was has been well known for some time that eating soy products can lower your risk for heart disease and cancer, but did you know that soy may also provide a variety of other benefits, including relief from knee pain?  In an Oklahoma State University research study, people with knee pain reported less discomfort and took fewer pain meds after eating soy protein every day for 3 months. This pain relief is thought to be due to the isoflavones (plant hormones with anti-inflammatory properties) found in soy.  If you have knee pain and you’re looking for a natural pain reliever, try incorporating a few servings of soy products each day.  A few popular soy products include soy milk, edamame (baby soy beans), soy nuts (roasted soy beans), and soy-based veggie burgers.

*Fruit and fish also contain anti-inflammatory nutrients and may provide relief from knee pain.*

This information was brought to you by OC Nutrition, Your Trusted Source for Health & Nutrition Advice. OC Nutrition offers nutrition counseling services over the phone or in person in Irvine, Orange, Anaheim Hills, Chino, Glendora and Long Beach. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact:

Kristy L. Richardson, MS, MPH, RD, CSSD, CHES
Registered Dietitian & Exercise Physiologist
(949) 933-6788
kristy@ocnutrition.com
www.ocnutrition.com


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