Foods can be healing and they can be harmful. We already know that but did you know that food can impact the pain you deal with as well as how you heal after injury or sports workout? Anti inflammatory foods should regularly be incorporated into the diet, especially when you’re unwell or dealing with chronic pain. Those with Arthritis and Fibromyalgia, for instance, can find a significant difference in how they feel and how much pain they need to endure when eating foods that have anti inflammatory properties.
Here is a short list of some of the foods that fit the bill:
-olive oil, coconut oil, flaxseed oil
-lean protein (chicken and fish)
-dark leafy vegetables
-whole grain foods
-red wine or grapes
-spices such as ginger, garlic, oregano and cinnamon
Incorporating these foods isn’t difficult and can be delicious as well as healthy.
Pro Inflammatory Foods
Foods that are pro inflammatory should be avoided, especially if you’re dealing with health problems. These foods include unhealthy fats, sugar and junk food. It’s evident that foods that are generally part of a healthy lifestyle overall can contribute to good health in many different ways.
Beyond pain management, you can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s as well. While you might be someone that needs medication for pain management, you might find that increasing the anti inflammatory foods you consume could lessen the frequency of medication. For others who are getting into health and fitness, eating these types of foods could be very beneficial for you for many reasons including post workout recovery.