Have you tried everything to deal with your cracking joints? but got no relief? Do not worry, you are not alone in this. I have helped many clients regarding this complaint for years just with the Ayurvedic diet. Here, I am sharing three major diet rules that will help you also.
Cracking sounds of joints can be due to various reasons like aging, prolonged sitting, Vitamin D, and calcium deficiency. Nevertheless, it can be easily managed with diet and lifestyle tips without popping any pills.
As per Ayurveda, cracking sounds of bone arise due to the imbalance of Vata dosha (energy). When Vata dosha is vitiated inside the body it can lead to various Vata aggravating symptoms. The cracking sound of the bones is one of the alarming signs of Vata imbalance. However, it can be controlled by eating a Vata pacifying diet which will help to alleviate the cracking sounds of the joints.
How much time it will take to completely go away differs from person to person! It depends upon the Prakriti (body type) of a person and in which season he/she is suffering from it. For example, in winters, a Vata Prakriti may take two weeks or more to get rid of it. Whereas another Prakriti person may take a week to get relief.
Before moving ahead, I want to highlight that it is essential to keep a check on your digestion. If your digestion is good and you are passing normal stool every day then you are good to follow the given tips. If you have issues related to your digestion you can consult us through our health app. Download our app and get a chance for the first free consultation now!
Here are the three Ayurvedic diet tips that can comfort the crackling sounds of your joints:
1. Drink milk added with ghee:
Yes, you read it right! Some of you might feel it gross. But, believe me, it is tried and tested. Drinking milk with ghee has helped many of my clients and me as well.
Vata has a dry and rough property. Due to this, it is essential to indulge in something that is opposite to these qualities like milk and ghee. Milk and ghee are unctuous, smooth, and nourishing. As a result, this combination balances Vata dosha and reduces the cracking sound of the joints.
How to take it?
Take 200 ml warm cow milk (fresh from the farm only) mixed with 10 ml cow’s ghee (farm only) empty stomach early in the morning. You can continue this until you get relief from the crackling sound in your bones. You can have your regular breakfast after this whenever you feel hungry.
2. Avoid all lentils except Black gram & Horse gram:
Most of the lentils are Vata aggravating which means you have to eliminate them from your diet until you get relief from your symptom. You can consume black gram (urad dal) and horse gram (kulith) with ghee on alternate days. You can try this for a week or two and observe the good changes by yourself. Avoid horse gram in summers.
3. Avoid raw and cold food items:
Eating raw and cold food items imbalances Vata dosha. It happens because such food items have similar properties to Vata dosha. To balance Vata, you have to eat food substances that are opposite to the properties of Vata dosha. So, indulge in food items that are well cooked and warm like vegetable soup, porridge, upma, etc.
Sample Meal Plan
Here is a Vata pacifying sample meal plan for winters according to my region. Eat only what is available in your region according to the season.
Early Morning Drink: 10 ml ghee with 200 ml warm cow’s milk
Meal 1: Cinnamon Apple Porridge with walnuts and almonds
Snack: Vata pacifying fruits like papaya, pineapple, orange
Meal 2: Local rice + Urad dal + Ghee Sauteed carrots + Mint raita
Snack: Cumin (ajwain), Carom (jeera), Coriander (dhaniya) Tea
Meal 3: Whole wheat chapati with ghee + Bhindi sabzi + Ghee Sauteed Beetroot
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