Whether you are suffering from muscle pain, due to a tough workout or are suffering from a bad cold, which has given you a bad headache, you are more likely to pop a pill and go on about your day, hoping the pain will disappear. But, instead of filling your body with chemicals, which may have side effects, you can simply supplementing those pain pills with certain foods, which are just as effective. Here are some foods and fruits, which have anti-inflammatory properties and will help reduce pain.
Cherries: Cherries are not only a tasty fruit, packed with antioxidants, but they also have anti-inflammatory properties, which make them good natural painkillers. There are numerous studies, which show that cherries can relieve pain caused by gout due to a combination of different natural compounds, which fight pain and provide relief.
Ginger: This miracle root has anti-inflammatory properties, which fights pain, nausea and morning sickness. If you don’t like the taste of fresh ginger, you can take natural supplements made from ginger.
Cinnamon: If you are in pain, simply sprinkle a teaspoon of freshly ground cinnamon on your cereal and in a couple of hours, you will end up feeling better. Or, you can simply make a tea from cinnamon. Blend one teaspoon of cinnamon with two teaspoons of honey and mix them in warm or hot water. Some studies also show that this paste can be used as a poultice to provide relief from arthritic pain. If you have sensitive skin, first try applying a little bit of this paste on the affected area and if it does not cause an irritation, go ahead and use it.
Coffee: Good news for coffee drinkers. If you enjoy drinking coffee, you’re in luck. Studies show that coffee is a natural painkiller, which can combat pain in those suffering from exercise-induced muscular injury and pain. Also, some studies indicate that a single cup of black coffee can get rid of headaches as it contains more antioxidants than blueberries.
REVOFIT TAKE: There are a lot of foods that are natural painkillers, if you are not comfortable with taking medications and are worried about the side-effects. While some of these foods may not provide instant relief from pain, they will combat pain in a couple of hours as they are packed with antioxidants that reduce free radicals which are one of the main causes of inflammation. So, as Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”