Food impacts pain. The types of food that you eat can have a direct effect on the way you feel. These statements are pretty straightforward, but what’s tricky is finding what those foods are that help keep pain away. Like a bad version of “Whip It,” lets whip up some pain free foods. To Google!
Learning More About Pain Free Foods
ABC News released a special report a few years ago about pain free foods and foods that fight pain. The story follows a patient, Sandy Guerriere, who is in crippling pain — so much that she couldn’t get out of bed.
Enter a solution.
Guerriere found the Mediterranean diet. This is a way of eating that includes pain free foods such as:
- Whole Grains
- Fruits and Vegetables
- Olive Oil
Because it wouldn’t be Mediterranean without the Olive Oil!
The story dove into foods that help with pain such as cherries, soy, oranges, peaches, asparagus, cranberries, cauliflower and kiwi.
These pain free foods are great, but I am a meatan (the opposite of vegan — and I’m not, really).
Where’s the beef? I need tasty meat to go with my veggies. The ABC Story didn’t include any meat alternatives other than Alaskan Salmon, which I don’t consider meat. I had to find a complimentary list of meats that could cure pain.
Searching … Searching … Searching …
OK so I didn’t find any meats (other than fish) that could cure pain, but I did find some that you should be eating if you must eat meat:
- Grass-Fed Beef: One website suggested that grass-fed beef is leaner and lower in calories and fat than the grain-fed alternative.
- Free-Range Chicken: *National Geographic* indicates that chicken that are not caged engage in natural behaviors and lay healthier eggs rich in Omega 3 fatty acids. There’s that no hormone thing, too. You are what you eat!
- Free-Range Pork: Yeah, I couldn’t find anything on this. Perhaps you can offer some benefits? I love bacon, but I don’t think it will cure pain.
Everywhere I turned, I found that processed is bad — from meat to processed flour. Also, unnatural sugars and other man-made ingredients are the enemy and should be avoided.
If you are in pain and want relief, you might want to think about changing what you’re putting in your body. Try incorporating more pain free foods. I guess that rules out hot dogs. I love hot dogs.
Come back tomorrow as I explore how to properly sit in a chair.
I look forward to your thoughts. Please comment below.