If you suffer from pain somewhere in your body for more than three months, then you are among the thousands of chronic pain sufferers.
Chronic pain can not only interfere with daily life but it can also interfere with sleep so finding ways to
alleviate chronic pain is top on the list for those who deal with it. Making simple lifestyle changes can help make managing chronic pain a little bit easier. Exercising and getting enough sleep are a couple of those things that can help but modifying your diet can help with that too so here are four changes to your diet that can help.
Skip the night cap: While alcohol might numb the pain in the moment, long-term it will only aggravate the pain. Rather than reducing inflammation, alcohol ramps it up.
Reach for the rainbow: Make all kinds of fruits and veggies your friends: carrots, sweet peppers, tomatoes, broccoli, cherries, cantaloupe, strawberries, etc. Fruits are high in polyphenols and antioxidants which are great anti-inflammatories and immune boosters.
Embrace the fats: The healthy fats, that is. Omega-3 fatty acids are great anti-inflammatories and immune boosters. You can find omega-3 fatty acids in oily fish, like salmon or flax seeds and walnuts.
Love those leafy greens: Leafy greens are high in magnesium and magnesium helps with both muscle spasms and inflammation.
So when it comes to fighting chronic pain, certain foods can be your friend. Tweaking your diet might just be what the doctor orders!