<< Back to Blog

5 Foods That Can Relieve Your Pain

5 Foods That Can Relieve Your Pain

There are some foods that can help alleviate pain and discomfort. In here we'll go through 5 different foods that can help you with that. However, while some natural supplements may help stop your pain, first you need to know what the problem is and where the pain is coming from. For that, it's imperative you check it first with your doctor. Describe what you feel, when it happens, and how long it’s been going on. Once you know what the cause is, you can look into all things that would help, which may include physical therapy, exercise, and diet changes, as well as supplements. Check which supplements are good for which types of pain. But don't forget to ask your doctor what’s OK for you to try, as some can affect your health or medicines that you take.

5 foods that can relieve your pain:

1. Garlic
Garlic may be helpful in managing arthritis pain or preventing arthritis due to its selenium content. One of the novel sulfur compounds found in garlic is called thiacremonone. This compound helps inhibit inflammatory responses in your body, making it a potentially useful agent for treating inflammatory as well as arthritic diseases. Antioxidant nutrients may help reduce inflammatory symptoms associated with inflammatory joint disease.
Garlic appears safe for most adults, but you need to consult a doctor before you use it, especially if you take medicine or have a health condition.

2. Ginger
Ginger helps relieve nausea, arthritis, headaches, menstrual cramps and muscle soreness. During colder days, ginger can help spice up your circulation, too. You can also reap relief from pain by applying a ginger compress to the affected area. Grate the root; wrap the ginger in cheesecloth; place it in hot water for 30 seconds; let it cool and place on the affected area for 20 minutes.
Ginger, when taken in higher doses (more than 4 grams per day), can cause mild heartburn. Other likely side effects include upset stomach and belching.

3. Turmeric
This spice contains curcumin, one of the best natural painkillers that helps block pain in your body and also fights inflammation. As several studies have shown, turmeric can help stop rheumatoid arthritis pains by “canceling” neurotransmitters from being sent to the brain.
Turmeric usually does not cause significant side effects; however, some people can experience stomach upset, nausea, dizziness, or diarrhea. In one report, a person who took very high amounts of turmeric, over 1500 mg twice daily, experienced a dangerous abnormal heart rhythm.

4. Perppermint Oil
Peppermint oil is applied to the skin for headache, muscle pain, nerve pain, toothache, inflammation of the mouth and joint conditions. How it workds: when applied to the skin, it can cause surface warmth, which relieves pain beneath the skin.
Always check with your doctor the amount of peppermint oil to apply. Peppermint oil overdose can cause breathing changes and skin flushing.

5. Blueberries
Blueberries have been found to increase levels of compounds known as heat shock proteins in the body. These are involved in the cell’s natural response to stress and are thought to decline naturally with age.
They are also a potent source of anthocyanins that are thought to have anti-inflammatory benefits and contain tannins which reduce swelling.
For a healthy adult, a 0.5 cup daily serving of blueberries is ideal, but eating more than that is unlikely to have side effects. But if you're fructose intolerant or have had too much fiber, overdosing may cause stomach ache and bloating.

Remember, you should always consult a doctor as some of these foods can affect your health or medicines that you take.