In today’s fast-paced lifestyle, we tend to ignore our health. Pain and inflammation remain unnoticed till the time they create a big problem for us. If they are dealt with, on the initial stage, there might be no need at all to visit the doctor.
Instead of popping a pill, you can try these 10 foods that fight pain and inflammation:
Used in all the household, turmeric is an amazing spice, which turns the curry into beautiful yellow-orange color. Used from centuries, it has several benefits including offering freedom from inflammation. Studies done in the past proved that when people with problems like osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, consumed supplements of curcumin, they were able to walk better and that too sans any side effects of medicines. While making tea, add black pepper, honey and ginger.
One of the main ingredients of traditional medicines, ginger is known to have several benefits, mainly in the case of nausea as it also possesses stomach-soothing properties. Not many know that it is good in handling pain, menstrual cramps, and aches in muscles from exercise. According to a study, ginger capsules were vas effective as any other over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medicine for relieving period pain.
3. Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin is a wonderful storehouse of magnesium, a mineral that can help you in getting rid of migraine. It also prevents as well as cures osteoporosis. In order to add more magnesium in your diet, consume cashews, beans, lentils, almonds, and green leafy vegetables such as kale and spinach.
Juicy blueberries have a lot of phytonutrients, which help in lessening pain and inflammation. Not any know that even frozen or long-stored blueberries have the same nutrients. Oranges and strawberries also have soothing effect as they have antioxidants.
Salmon is a wonderful source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids and are known to be healthy for our hearts. It are suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, eating salmon would relieve the condition of joint tenderness. Mackerel, sardines and tuna are other kinds of cold- water fishes with similar benefits. You can avoid catfish and tilapia as they cause inflammation.
6. Virgin Olive Oil
If that peppery burp is giving a lot of trouble to your throat then worry no more. Consuming extra virgin olive oil helps the joints in sliding easily as it has lubricin. It also offers protection to cartilage and keeps its safe from breaking down. People suffering from osteoarthritis must consume food prepared virgin olive oil. As far as temperature while cooking is concerned, it must remain less than 410 degrees. This keeps the benefits as it is.
7. Tart Cherries
A study done in the past showed if runners consumed 12 ounces of (two times in a day) tart cherry juice seven days before they had a race, they experienced much less muscle pain, in comparison to those who drank any other drink minus any natural juice in it. The presence of anti-inflammatory compounds and antioxidants, largely helps.
8. Chili Peppers
Chilies get their heat from capsaicin, which is also known for having pain-filling features in patches and creams. According to some studies done in the past, it has been shown instead of putting hot pepper directly on your skin, it is better ti out eat it, for reducing as well as preventing inflammation. The burning sensation allures the brain to release endorphins, a chemical that stops the pain signals.
9. Red Wine
The studies done in past showed that resveratrol is that substance in the skin of red grapes, which can lower the disk swelling, and thus pain in the back. However, men must limit the wine to two glasses and women to one glass.
Symptoms of bowel syndrome such as gas, painful cramps, and bloating can be handled with peppermint oil, which is also good for an upset tummy. Initial studies show that Brazilian mint tea is a good painkiller.