5 Top Foods for Pain Relief

Here are five top foods for pain relief from Dr. Jack F. Sarro D.C., Clinic Director

Sarro Chiropractic Back and NeckCenter | 198 Columbia Road | Hanover | MA | 02339

Fish and Seafood: Salmon
Fish and seafood are high in omega 3 fatty acids, minerals, and antioxidants which helps to reduce pain and inflammation.  Eating fish a minimum of 2-3 times per week has been shown to reduce arthritis pain.  Salmon, shrimp, and mussels are all good tasty choices.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: olive oil
Extra virgin olive oil’s polyphenols are rich in antioxidants and enzymes that reduce pain and inflammation.  Try cooking with EVOO on medium to low heat, or drizzling it over food after it is cooked.
Ginger: ginger
Ginger contains compounds known as gingerols which reduce pain and inflammation while improving circulation.  Ginger can be used fresh or dried to add spice and flavor to many dishes.  It can also be steeped into a pain relieving tea, which tastes great with a bit of honey.

Turmeric is  a cousin to the herb ginger.  It contains an antioxidant curcumin which is largely responsible for it’s pain relieving properties.  Turmeric is common to curries, and is delicious on chicken and turkey with coconut milk.

Pineapple is high in a protein digesting enzyme called bromelain.  It has been shown to help reduce scar tissue formation, inflammation, and pain.  Pineapple is great to eat after a large meal as it aids in proper digestion.  It is the perfect refreshing after dinner snack.

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