Today, you’re going to discover what to eat more of to experience less pain. If you’re like millions around the world, you’ve probably experienced pain from injuries that just won’t go away. Perhaps that time is now.
In the beginning, pain is a good thing as it is part of the healing process. However, chronic pain or inflammation can put a lot of stress on your heart, with scientists now looking into a possible link with it and heart disease.
The good news is though, you have plenty of options from greatest ally, healthy food, to help reduce or eliminate your pain. You need to increase your consumption of foods that reduce inflammation.
Firstly, it’s important to balance out your Omega 3 fats which reduce inflammation with your Omega 6’s which increase it. A healthy ratio is 1:1 however, with the modern diet, the ratio has shifted to around 16:1 or as high as 20:1. This imbalance comes from a high intake of foods such as vegetable oils, corn oil, safflower oil, and meat from feedlot animals. This being said, you shouldn’t eliminate Omega 6’s altogether they promote vital functions in your body needs as well.
As well as Omega 6’s, other things like sugar, margarine, gluten, processed meats, alcohol, soft drink and junk food will all increase inflammation.
Healthy fats aren’t the only foods that can help. Here’s a list of the best anti-inflammatory foods…
- Fatty fish- Salmon, Mackerel, Tuna and Sardines
- Fish Oils
- Dark leafy greens
- Flax seeds
- Chia seeds
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Cooked Tomatoes
- Hemp seeds
- Red cabbage