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the best things you can eat to reduce chronic pain
We all know that, in most cases, chronic pain can be treated only with certain medication – and that there’s not much one can do to reduce it. However, what some doctors/people fail to mention is that certain food can help you reduce chronic pain and live a better life overall.
On top of that, given that you can now try CBD for chronic pain as well, a combination of a proper diet and a CBD supplement can help you manage this pain much better!
As such, here are the best things that you can eat to reduce chronic pain!
Fruits such as berries and pomegranates do wonders when it comes to preventing the inflammation that causes chronic pain. Make sure to have a good supply of dark-colored fruits in your home and have one around two times a day.
However, keep in mind that you should avoid fruit juice. While extremely tasty, it contains a lot of sugar, and this ingredient is known to worsen inflammation.
The Good-Old Vegetables
When it comes to vegetables, you can simply take any color of the rainbow, find its vegetable counterpart, and include it in your diet. As such, you can have the common brussels sprouts or cauliflower or go for something special like arugula, chard, and mixed greens – for the latter, make sure to go with leafy and darker greens.
If you want to cook the vegetables mentioned above, you should avoid the common varieties of oil – instead, rely on olive oil. Naturally, butter is not recommended either.
On top of that, olive oil can also be used in dressings and, if you search enough, you can also find flavored olive oil to improve the taste of your meals.
Plant Foods that Come with a Pod
Everything that comes in a pod or with a pod is reportedly good at reducing chronic pain – mainly due to the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants they contain. For example, you can include regular peas in your diet, or have even sugar snap peas, tofu, beans, almonds, hummus, peanuts, and so on.
Fish and Chicken
When it comes to fish, keep in mind that wild fish is better for chronic pain, because farmed fish usually contains antibiotics. Moreover, cold-water fish is also recommended – herring, sardines, salmon, and mackerel.
It is better if you cook recipes that use fresh fish or buy any of the mentioned fish in canned form.
As for the chicken, you can try white meat chicken – turkey is good too if you don’t prefer the former. You should not fry or deep fry such meat – as fried food does not help at all with inflammation.
Last but not least, if you’re not a fan of the above – case in which you should still try them and/or include them in a balanced diet –, then you can reward yourself with some dark chocolate at the end of every meal.
The chocolate that can reduce chronic pain is, naturally, dark chocolate – 70% cocoa or more, and it’s recommended that you eat up to 2 ounces (around 76 g) in a day.
The Bottom Line
Many of the daily things that we eat can help reduce chronic pain. However, the secret is to implement them in a balanced diet or cook in a way that doesn’t worsen chronic pain.
Therefore, use the list above to search for proper recipes that, once cooked, will not only help you feel better but also reduce chronic pain and promote a much healthier lifestyle!