What to eat for Back Pain.

7 Foods That Help Fight Back Pain
Are there really foods that can help your back pain? Heck ya there are- food is medicine:
  • Ginger. Ginger is a root that can be used in flavoring dishes from stir-fry foods to gingerbread cookies.  It has been found to contain compounds that fight inflammation, which often causes back pain. Through numerous studies have not shown it to be consistently effective for joint pain, there are few side effects to including ginger in your diet or consuming it in tablet form.
  • Coffee. Some research has found that even low doses of caffeine (about 100 milligrams, or the amount in a cup of drip-brewed coffee) can help reduce the perception of pain during a painful and exhausting task.
  • Olive Oil. Researchers have become interested in the anti-inflammatory benefit 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.
  • Salmon. Salmon is a deep-sea fish that is rich in omega fatty acids and is a great addition to every diet, even if you aren’t living with pain. Foods with this type of healthy fat are thought to have numerous benefits to health, including a reduction in inflammation. In addition to its healthy fats, salmon also provides calcitonin, which has been shown in clinical studies to  reduce inflammation and may protect against pain from osteoarthritis.
  • Turmeric. Turmeric, also known as curcumin, is a spice that gives curry and other Indian foods their unique yellow color. It also seems to have anti-inflammatory effects and has been studied as a possible way to ease the chronic pain of back pain.
  • Red Grapes. Red grapes contain resveratrol, a chemical compound that is thought to have anti-inflammatory benefits. Resveratrol is also found in foods such as berries and peanuts. In the lab, resveratrol has been shown to stop certain cells in the body from responding to the signals of inflammation, suggesting that it could ultimately help fight pain. Subsequent research has shown that combining resveratrol with turmeric may enhance the ability of both to fight inflammation, important when you’re living with pain.
  • 7   Thyme. Thyme is an herb with tiny, fragrant leaves, used in cooking to enhance the flavors of many foods. Research suggests that compounds in thyme may interfere with the perception of pain, although researchers are not yet entirely sure how the plant accomplishes this. In the lab, thyme was as effective as the anti-inflammatory drug dexamethasone in reducing pain perception in mice. While investigations continue, try adding thyme to flavor stews, & sauces.

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