Need a Safer, Healthier and More Effective Painkiller? Try These Foods

04
Oct

 

Do you know that lots of foods, led by ginger can effectually cure migraines more than anything else? Well, yes it does and you don’t need your physician to tell you this. Neither do you need to ask your dietician or perhaps read Neal D. Barnard’s book.

I always say Mother Nature is very wonderful. She is incredibly caring and didn’t provide us with medicinal herbs that relieve common ailments only. There’s a specific list of foods that are a lot more effective in combating pain and aches that those pills and painkillers that fill your house.

Let’s check them out!

Healthy Foods for Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be very hard to control or treat. And at a time when this condition is slowly becoming prevalent, there’s no harm trying out an alternative remedy. There’s anecdotal evidence behind eating certain foods or ingredients and curing chronic pain, though thousands believe and even confess to have experienced miraculous relief. Some of them are:

  • Ginger 

It treats migraines and menstrual pain. You can prepare gingerbread cookies if eating one raw is a tall order for you.

  • Coffee 

Thanks to its overabundance of caffeine, a hot cup of coffee is the Midas touch you’ve been looking for to combat that nagging muscle injury. A study found that a single cup of coffee is enough to relieve paining muscle as a result of a mild injury.

  • Olive Oil

This, obviously, is a natural and notorious anti-inflammatory substance. However, research done on those who’ve grown eating foods made using extra-virgin olive oil and having lower cases of degenerative joint diseases and diabetes concluded that it is indeed a powerful painkiller. This is because much as it is often a great ingredient when dressing salads, extra-virgin olive oil has nearly the same compounds as ibuprofen.

  • Salmon 

This deep sea fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids that have numerous health benefits. However, it is the compound called calcitonin (almost similar to taking ibuprofen) that helps relieve chronic pain and inflammation. Salmon is particularly recommended for those battling arthritis.

  • Turmeric

Of course, turmeric had to appear on this list. The yellow colored spice has excellent anti-inflammatory effects and can ease the chronic pain of rheumatoid arthritis. Even if you can’t take the raw, crushed turmeric, ask your physician for capsules, often sold off the counter.

  • Red grapes, tart cherries or peanuts 

Given that they all boast an overabundance of resveratrol, consuming them if you have a chronic inflammation is enough to ease the pain. It’s often advisable that you combine it with turmeric for guaranteed effectiveness.

  • Thyme

It is an herb whose tiny, fragrant leaves give various foods that aromatic flavor. However, Thyme can be likened to an anti-inflammatory drug called dexamethasone. Thyme works to reduce chronic pain in the body, particularly back pain and joint pain.

  • Whiskey

This is a controversial idea, but totally worth giving a shot.