While many foods taste great, they are also powerful healers in a vibrant multicolor disguise. The best healing remedies also taste fabulous. Some foods contain natural anti-inflammatory ingredients, which work as well as, or better than, over-the-counter medicines.
Cherry extract is ten times more effective than aspirin at relieving inflammation. Only two tablespoons of the concentrated juice need to be taken daily for effective results. Sweet cherries have also been found to be effective.
Anti-inflammatory benefits of olive oil because people who eat a traditional Mediterranean diet (which is rich in olive oil) seem to have fewer health conditions related to inflammation, such as degenerative joint diseases or diabetes. In fact, extra-virgin olive oil might contain compounds similar to ibuprofen, making it a great oil for cooking foods or in recipes like salad dressings as part of your daily management plan when living with pain.
Turmeric is the yellow spice commonly used in Indian curries. More effective anti-inflammatory than steroid medications when dealing with acute inflammation. Its main therapeutic ingredient is curcumin.
The antioxidants in green tea are a wonderful friend for those with stiff limbs and joints. Add a twist of lemon to your tea, and you’ll feel further pain relief because citrus builds collagen, which is essential for healthy cartilage.
Ginger is a root that can be used in flavoring dishes from stir-fry foods to gingerbread cookies. It is most often recommended for easing nausea, but in the lab it’s been found to contain compounds that fight inflammation, which often causes pain.