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Foods That Help You Fight Pain

Many fruits and vegetables have amazing capabilities to fight diseases and pain. Read on to learn how certain foods can help you get rid of pain.

Pain is a part of life no matter how old are you and even though painkillers give you instant relief, they have different types of side effects which most people worry about. Worse of all is that they will not eliminate the real cause of pain.

Do you know that right food can ease your aches? Well, even science is starting to recognize that specific foods can help relieve pain and can even work better than drugs. Since painkillers have side effects and most of them do not even attack the root cause of pain, you can opt for the alternative way of treating any kind of pain because the cure lies inside your kitchen itself.

Surprisingly nutrition has a great impact on your overall health and even on alleviating sore spots provided you know what you need to take in which situation. Also, it is not very easy, but if you stay committed and maintain a good nutrition plan; you will be able to get rid of any kind of pain. Some of the common problems and how they can be cured with the help of food are mentioned here.

Common Pains that Can Get Eliminated with Food

Here is how to deal with common pains with the help of food.

Chronic Inflammation

There are times when we face chronic inflammation which gives lot of pain and discomfort. When your body is suffering from inflammation you will feel fatigued and pain all through your body. It is recommended that you eat anti-inflammatory food like healthy nuts, whole soy foods, fish and sea food and even plain dark chocolate.

Achy Joints

If you are suffering from knee pain or arthritis, eat at least 20 cherries and you will find the difference. Researchers have found that cherries contain compound that helps relieve inflammation due to arthritis. You can have a bowl of cherries in your breakfast to have sustained relief.

Sore Muscles

If you have done squats for first time or have done after a long time you must have suffered with sore muscles. You simply need to sip ginger tea and you will find that your post workout pain is reduced to a great extent. This is because ginger has natural pain relieving substances in it.


If you suffer from ?heartburn often, along with paying attention to what you eat and when you eat, you can take high fiber food like beans for fast relief. It will not only help release food faster from your body, but also prevents reflux.

Digestive Pain

If there is cramping and spasms due to intestinal distress, fresh peppermint or peppermint tea helps relieve gas and bloating. If you are suffering from diarrhea, take 1 – 3 teaspoons of shredded unsweetened coconut. You will get relief.

PMS Cramps

Almonds give great relief to women suffering from PMS cramps. Almonds and pistachios help reduce cramps, irritability and fluid retention associated with PMS.


There are times when you find it difficult to do anything because of headache. Try having a cup of coffee to get relief from pain. However, if your headache is due to migraine you can take coffee along with pumpkin seeds. It helps calm down the overexcited nerves and tensed muscles.

Right food can help ease your aches. Above all some pain relieving medicines are actually dangerous for some individuals and so opting for specific food items for relief becomes great option for these individuals. In fact the food we eat has a dramatic impact on the different levels of pain in our body and the list of pain fighting foods can even surprise you.

How to cure common pains and illnesses without using medicines? Which foods have medicinal properties? Can food help to deal with pain and illnesses? Discuss here.

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