Eat to Treat Pain

Posted by Anne Trueman on Tue, Mar 25, 2014  
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Have you ever heard of foods to treat pain? Surprized! Well you heard it right. Besides satiating your hunger cravings, there is much more to foods than sheer taste.

Here is a list of ten foods that can mitigate pain at various levels.

Ginger: Besides being a potent antedote for most of the throat ailments, ginger also finds role in relieving sore muscles.

Cherries: Cherry extract is more effective in soothing pain as compared to aspirin. Researches have shown that sour cherries are more effective than sweet cherries.

Turmeric: While speaking about natural pain killers, you can never forget mentioning age-old and time-proven humble turmeric.

Turmeric contains curcumin, a compound capable fo suppressing pain.


The omega 3 fatty acid found in salmon is effctive in curing general pain as well as pain due to rheumatoid arthritis.  


The caffeine present in coffee miraculously treats headaches. But avoid being dependent on coffee as caffeine addiction is not good.


If you are a vegan and cannot take salmon, you may be deprived of the healthy benefits of omega-3 fatty acid. Don't worry, walnuts can rescue you from developing the deficiency of this highly important faaty acid.  Eat few walnut daily and be sure to get a good supply of omega-3 fatty acid.  

Flax seeds:

The high amount of fatty acid present in flax seeds is repsonsible for reducing pain. But cooking in flaxseed oil is not recommended as it might cause pain and irritation.


Anti-inflamamtory compounds such as apigenin are found in celery which are responsible for reducing pain and inflammation.  Drink a lot of celery soups and stews to get rid of pain and tenderness.

The berry family: The delicious berry family (raspberries, strawberries, blackberries and raspberries) is renowned to have some amazing anti-pain compounds which make them not only a luscious supple fruit but also great pain relievers.        

Sage: Sage works wonders for sore throat. Whenever you feel irrtable and scrathy throat, simply sip brewed sage tea leaves. You will feel relieved!


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