What’s The Best Food to Eat or Drink to Relieve Pain?
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Pineapples contain Bromelain, which reduces inflammation. Since inflammation is a common cause of pain, Bromelain can be an effective pain reliever… in its natural form. That means canned pineapples and concentrated pineapple juice won’t have the same effect. The core and the stem of the pineapple contain the most Bromelain, so be sure to eat those for the most benefits. Cherries, grapes, Cayenne peppers, soy, ginger, sage, green tea, cinnamon, turmeric, and garlic are also great for reducing inflammation and in some cases, the free radicals that cause inflammation. Even thyme can help, not by reducing the pain, but by reducing your ability to perceive pain.
Ingesting these foods helps with pain reduction, but some of them are also helpful when applied directly to the source of the pain. For instance, put a clove on a sore tooth, or apply a Cayenne pepper to a tender joint.
Using food for medicinal purposes works best if you eat a healthy diet in general. Otherwise, your body has to try to fight off toxins and pain at the same time. It’s also best to plan for the future by growing your own pain-reducing foods. Pineapple is easy enough to start right in your kitchen.
Just twist the top off and the root bud will come out with it. Put the bud in a cup of water that you change every few days. When you start to notice growth, replant in fertile soil. Keep in mind that this is a tropical plant, so it needs to be kept inside during a frost. It also takes a couple of years to produce a fruit, so you might want to plant a red grape vine or at least thyme, if you plan to use the food in the near future.