Pain Management – Your Diet Could Hold The Key (11)

It is staggering to think about how much of the population live in either chronic pain, or at least frequent pain.

For some, taking a host of pills and tablets is just part of their daily routine. Whilst many conditions certainly require specific medicine, could our diet also act as either a pain-reliever or a pain-contributor? Indeed it can!

If you’re suffering from inflammation related pain, you may want to talk to your doctor about choosing an anti-inflammatory diet, for many, the results are life-changing (just like how getting permanent life insurance cost can change your life).

So what foods might your doctor talk to you about? In general foods fit into two different categories; Foods That Cause Inflammation and Foods That Are Anti-Inflammatory. Looking for a quick guide? Here it comes:

Foods That Cause Inflammation

  • Refined Carbs. Think white bread, pastries, donuts, cakes, and you’re on the right line.
  • Fried Foods. Sorry but that includes fries (that are fried of course!), and other typical fried meals such as bacon, sausages, fried bread and so on.

Foods That Are Anti-Inflammatory

  • Green Leafy Vegetables
  • Blueberries
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Cloves, Cinnamon, Oregano, Sage and Thyme
  • Dark Chocolate (that’s a nice little surprise!)

If it seems like your diet includes more inflammation foods, than anti-inflammatory ones, it may be well worth while to have a good chat with your doctor. You may be very thankful that you did!