Most of us resort to pain-killers the moment we start experiencing the unbearable effects of aches and pains when in fact we can look for the cure at home, among everyday kitchen ingredients. Many painful conditions, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, and even muscle strains can be addressed with natural herbs and spices, from capsaicin to turmeric, minus the side effects of OTC medications.
Proper nutrition is the basis of good health, because food per se is the best medicine. Including a variety of foods, preferably from all the food groups, will provide your body with the vitamins, minerals, and macronutrients your immune system depends on. According to a 2009 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, prevention of weight gain as well as chronic diseases, including the painful arthritis, is much more dependent on carbohydrate quality than carbohydrate quantity.
The best way to prevent pain is to eat healthy, in the word of Marci Clow, a registered dietician and nutritionist at Rainbow Light. “Eat a well-balanced, mostly plant based diet and simply incorporate foods that help maintain weight and reduce inflammation, while cutting back on foods that induce inflammation such as fried and processed foods.”
There’s a variety of foods abundant in anti-inflammatory properties that offer natural pain relief.