Foods which can ease your ache naturall


            Most of the pain is caused due to swelling and inflammatory response. Chronic inflammation leads to several diseases like asthma, cancer, arthritis, heart ailments and dementia.By control swelling, you will be able to control the pain. Thereby resulting in the least chances of developing the disease too.


            Do you know what food triggers inflammation? Sugar and white flour are a major contribution to it. The better part is some foods can also reduce inflammation and fight against cancer and other diseases.The even better part is food that taste better reduces inflammation. It can be added easily in your diet.

Omega-3-fatty acid:

            Omega-3-fatty acid has healthy fat and is found in many sources. These foods fight against inflammation. According to researchers, studies show that mice fed with extra virgin olive oil have reduced joint pain and development of arthritis. The inflammation rate reduced about one third to half.

            Some foods that have omega-3-fatty are tuna, salmon, mackerel and trout. Chia seeds, nuts,omega-3- rich eggs also contain them. After regular intake, you will notice the reduction in pain and also several other benefits.


Whole grain:

            Whole grains and beans fight against inflammation whereas white flour and white rice aid and provoke inflammation. Foods like chia seeds, oatmeals, brown rice lower the level of CRP (C- Reactive Protein). These proteins are associated with heart diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and diabetes.

            Fibre plays a vital role in maintaining your bowels healthy.  It helps in weight loss, fights against heart disease and also lowers blood pressure. Don’t add butter, cheese or any other inflammatory products with your fibre.

Tart cherries:

            This drink won't increase inflammation like any soft drinks. Tart cherries have antioxidant, anthocyanin which is anti-inflammatory. Some researchers also state that taking tart cherries are more effective than taking NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).

            8 ounces of cherry juice can ease pain and stiffness. Don't add more sugar or any artificial sweeteners to gain the actual benefit from it.


Green Tea:

            Green tea has anti-inflammatory properties. It is advised to drink green tea even when you don't have any pain. Green tea has antioxidants which reduce inflammation and swelling. Green tea also prevents cancer, recover from a hangover, reduces depression and reduces belly fat.

            It doesn't contain caffeine and thereby you can have one in the afternoon and one at evening without disturbing your schedules. Be cautious and don’t add sugar.


            Onion, garlic and leeks contain antioxidant which helps in reducing the pain during inflammation. Garlic is most effective. One can take about 4 cloves of uncooked garlic per day or can use powdered one instead. Since raw garlic can upset the stomach it is preferred to take aged garlic. It has the same benefits of raw garlic.

            Garlic also prevents cancer. It also lowers the chances of heart disease and dementia. There are no bad effects of eating garlic.



            Turmeric is an ancient spice which has more benefits along with fighting inflammatory diseases. Research is being done on this domain. Turmeric has high curcumin content, an antioxidant and also anti-inflammatory.

            If your not a South Indian you wouldn’t have much turmeric in your diet because they consume turmeric in most of their meals. If so, take supplements with black pepper and have a nice turmeric tea. Add one spoon of turmeric to boiling water and take it down. Add lemon if you want and pinch of black pepper.



            Veggies like cabbage, broccoli and also Brussel sprouts might not be your fav dish but they contain more health benefits. These vegetables contain antioxidants which fight against free radicals in our body which have higher chances leading to inflammation. You can add broccoli to your salads.

            If fermented foods like sauerkraut are your favourite then you must be lucky. Fermented foods help in reducing inflammation. It also makes you feel overall better and reduces depression.


Hot Pepper:

            Hot peppers contain Capsaicin, a substance which gives the burning sensation. It is found to produce an anti-inflammatory effect and antioxidants. So, try supplementing them to your meals.

            Hot pepper also contains rich amounts of Vitamin B-6, vitamin C, fibre, beta carotene which our body turns into Vitamin A and potassium. The red and orange pigments in hot pepper are due to the substance called carotenoids which helps in protecting against cancer. It also helps in maintaining metabolism.

            Hot peppers can also cause stomach upset particularly when you are taking them for the first time. You can also add them to jalapenos.


            Ginger another spice has anti-inflammatory substance. This is also commonly used by South Indians. You can add it to your tea or in foods or on snacks frugally encrusted with ginger. Studies show that ginger extract helped 63% of people with osteoarthritis knee pain. Taking 2 grams of ginger a day helps in reducing knee pain. If you do heavy workout gingers might help you feel better.

            It also helps in reducing blood sugar level and fights heart disease. Ginger tea can be used for treating stomach upset.


            Broth from vegetables, fish or meat with herbs helps in fighting against inflammation. Chicken soup is healthy for us. Chicken broth has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. Include a few mushrooms, kale or spinach and garlic. This delicious meal helps in fighting inflammation.

            The broth is advised to take when you are sick or recovering from any surgery. You can also take them to improve your immune.



            Research shows that pain is caused due to swelling and chronic inflammation. One can reduce pain by taking foods that reduce inflammation. Avoid taking foods which cause inflammation such as sweeteners and white flour.

            Al the above-mentioned foods have scientific properties in reducing pain. It might not show effects as soon as NSAIDs or other drugs but it is a healthier method to follow. Eating healthier foods and losing weight helps in fighting as it doesn’t pressure the joints where belly fat is associated with chronic inflammation.


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