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Foods That Fight Pain

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I like to eat but I am always looking for ways to eat more intelligently. Since I, like many of you have to deal with chronic pain, I found this information from Environmental Nutrition very interesting.
Foods that fight pain include the traditional anti inflammatory diet that is low in processed foods, high in vegetables, coffee, tea, spices and plant foods like whole grains, legumes, nuts, and fruit. There is new information that these foods and supplements are also valuable in fighting and managing pain:
Green tea appears to reduce inflammation and pain in arthritis.
Pomegranates and cherries help reduce muscle soreness after intense physical activity.
Red grapes and red wine are rich in reservatrol which helps reduce pain.
Olive oil contains oleo cantal which produces anti inflammatory properties similar to ibuprofen.
Curcumin, the spice that gives curry its yellow hue relieves the pain of osteoarthritis.
Ginger helps reduce pain of muscle injury after exercise.
Omega 3 fatty acids found in fish and fish oil, produce arthritic pain reducing effects like ibuprofen.
Check out Environmental Nutrition for more wonderful information on how to find the foods that will help you the most!
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  • PROVERBS31JULIA
    Thanks for posting this - I am using vitamin C, vitamin E, glutamine, curcumin, cbd oil and ginger to manage some of the pain with chemo treatments. Need to make up a batch of green tea and drink that!
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    1023 days ago
  • 7REBACCA7
    thank you so much for sharing i found your other messege on loving yourself very conforting also
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  • BISCO_
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  • NANASAMM
    Thanks for the info Martha. Sometimes it's hard sorting out all this nutritional information. I love to eat too, so I am always searching as well.
    3239 days ago
  • KALISWALKER
    Thanks for the info particularly - Green tea appears to reduce inflammation and pain in arthritis.

    enjoy the weekend!
    3242 days ago
  • CTTAGENT
    Thanks for sharing that info.
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  • ALASKASKY
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  • TINAJANE76
    Thanks for sharing this, Martha! I'm definitely planning on incorporating more of these foods into my diet. Even though I don't believe in cutting out any food group entirely (and fortunately I don't have any serious health issue that make me do that!), I do generally try to follow a clean diet that takes advantage of the healthiest and most nutritious food possible. There's always room for improvement and this is a great help.
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    3250 days ago
  • no profile photo CD10429908
    WOW! I'M IMPRESSED. THIS WAS VERY INFORMATIONAL. IS THAT YOUR DOG IN THE BACKGROUND? THE WHITE MUZZLE MAKES ME THINK THERE ARE A FEW YEARS ON THIS SWEET ONE.
    ERIN
    3251 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12206089
    Great information!
    3251 days ago
  • DIANEDOESSMILES
    I had heard about the cherry ,,,,,so I use it at times,,,,also when I feel a cold coming on,,to use pomegrant juice (100%) and it SWISHES it AWAY if you get it RIGHT OFF ,,,, the moment you wake up with it, or discover it. Any later and it doesn't work. Than again later on,,,about 5 or 6 hrs,,to drink another cup of it. Does me a WORLD of WONDER ! Also how GOOD Gingah is for you !! WOHOOO and so I have a WONDERFUL ginger chicken recipe with lime thats TOTALLY GOOD !
    3252 days ago
  • HOUNDLOVER1
    This may be similar to curcumin, but add Turmeric to the list. Omega 3's may be the most powerful anti-inflammatories and they are found in animal products from pasture-fed animals in addition to wild-caught fish. Also garlic is very beneficial.
    In addition anything that improves liver function will be useful, dandelion and milkthistle in particular are very powerful.
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  • MNABOY
    Thanks for sharing
    3252 days ago
  • RAMONA1954
    Thanks for the info. I can say for a fact because I have had gout and the cherries help considerably. The darker the cherry the better. It took a few days to really notice but it saved my vacation since I had gout in both hands last summer. When I can find them I buy them. I also take fish oil every day.
    3252 days ago
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    Thank you Martha,great information.We can treat many ailments through nutrition and supplementation,it's so awesome to know this. emoticon Diana
    3252 days ago
  • SANDBBAR
    Thanks! As a Fibromyalgia sufferer, I can use this info!
    3252 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    Thanks for sharing this wonderful information with all of us.
    3252 days ago
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    thanks Martha, I was on the anti-inflammatory diet for 8 months, very interesting, because of my allergy to asa,it did not work for me, but know people it has worked for them!!!
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  • MARVEEME
    A plethora of information! Thanks, Martha!
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    FOOD FOR THOUGHT!
    3252 days ago
  • THOMS1
    emoticon That is some good information that I'm sure will help many sparkers. emoticon
    3252 days ago
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