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!