Foods for natural pain relief

Tumeric Cures and Relieves Pain
Tumeric is the deep orange-yellow spice commonly used in mustard, curries and Indian foods. Studies show now that tumeric calms the pain of rheumatoid arthritis as effectively as the pain medication ibuprofen. It is also effective in protecting joints from the deterioration of arthritis. Turmeric is one of nature’s most powerful healers, and has promise in treating many other diseases like cancer.

Cherries Cure and Relieve Pain
Cherries cure pain because they contain antioxidants called anthocyanins. People in a study who ate 45 Bing cherries daily substantially reduced their inflammation levels, and thus their pain level. Anthocyanins are also found in blackberries, raspberries and strawberries.

Caffeine Cures and Relieves Pain
Caffeine reduces pain, too. That is why many over-the-counter cold and headache medicines contain cafffeine. It takes only two cups of coffee to reduce the pain of exercise by almost 50%. Caffeine seems to raise the pain threshold during exercise, which allows longer and more intense exercise.

Fish Cures and Relieves Pain
Here is one more piece of good news about eating fish. The omega-3 fatty acids that are good for the heart and brain also reduce pain and inflammation due to rheumatoid arthritis, migraine headaches and other autoimmune diseases. Eating fish at two or four meals a week will ensure these benefits. The recommended fish are salmon, Atlantic mackerel, sardines and trout, all high in omega-3 fatty acids to cure and relieve pain. Other fish like halibut, light tuna, snapper and striped bass are also valuable for pain relief. Dietary supplements with omega-3 are also available.

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