10 Foods to help with Inflammation for Chronic Pain
Chronic pain due to inflammation can be treated in many different ways. Many people turn to ice, anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen, and rest. There are a few more ways you can help your body fight inflammation and live healthier every day. One of the ways you can go about this is by adding a few yummy foods to your diet! Let’s jump right into the foods for inflammation, shall we?
- Avocados: Packed with potassium, magnesium, fiber, and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, avocados offer various beneficial properties that protect against inflammation.
- Broccoli: Along with cauliflower, brussels sprouts, and kale, broccoli is one of the best sources of sulforaphane, a powerful antioxidant with anti-inflammatory effects.
- Green Tea: helps with inflammation with its high EGCG content. EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate) helps inflammation reduction and safeguards cells from disease causing damage.
- Peppers: Loaded with vitamin C and antioxidants with powerful anti-inflammatory effects, bell peppers and chili peppers can help reduce inflammation and lead to healthier aging.
- Turmeric: Used in curries and other dishes, turmeric contains curcumin, a powerful anti-inflammatory nutrient. Combining turmeric with black pepper can enhance curcumin absorption drastically.
- EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil: An antioxidant found in EVOO (oleocanthal) has been compared to anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen.
- Tomatoes: packed with vitamin C, potassium, and lycopene, tomatoes are beneficial in reducing inflammation and can even protect against cancer.
- Cherries: Cherries are rich in rich in antioxidants, such as anthocyanins and catechins, which fight inflammation! Tart cherries have been studied more than sweet cherries but each can be an effective way to fight inflammation.
- Berries: Raspberries, blueberries, blackberries and last but certainly not least, strawberries are packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber! Providing anthocyanin antioxidants, they may reduce inflammation and boost your immunity!
- Dark Chocolate: We saved the best for last… who needs to be talked into adding dark chocolate into their diet for its anti-inflammatory benefits?! Dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more) is packed with inflammatory fighting antioxidants.
Take steps to feel better in life by adding foods for inflammation naturally into your diet. Along with all of these great benefits we get from food, other natural remedies for your aching back are heat, icing, rest, and massage – give our Massage Belt a try, we know you won’t regret it!
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