Saturday, December 22, 2012

What You Should Eat to Prevent Inflammation Pain

What You Should Eat to Prevent Inflammation Pain

Are you plagued with pain from inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s response to an injury, illness or allergy; it’s a defense mechanism that allows the immune system to self-protect against damaged cells, irritants, pathogens and more. Most of the time, inflammation is a normal part of the body’s healing process, especially after injury to a muscle, joint or tissue.

When inflammation occurs, pain usually accompanies it. This is because when the area becomes inflamed, pressure is exerted on sensitive nerves that send pain signals throughout the body. Other symptoms of inflammation include:

  • Redness
  • Immobility
  • Swelling
  • Heat

Inflammation may also occur with certain autoimmune disorders such as arthritis, celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, fibromyalgia and Grave’s disease.

How to Prevent Inflammation

Consuming a healthy diet is one way you can fight off the painful effects of inflammation. In fact, eating too many unhealthy foods can signal inflammation and cause you pain. By sticking to these go-to anti-inflammatory foods, you can help lower the amount of pain, redness, and overall discomfort you feel from inflammation.

  • Fish, lean meat, skinless chicken and omega-3 eggs.
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Raw nuts
  • Dark chocolate (with at least 75% cocoa)
  • Red wine or stout beer
  • Coffee and tea
  • Ginger, garlic and other spices
  • Olive oil, coconut oil and butter

The ingredients in the above foods help ward off the inflammatory response from that body that can cause debilitating pain. For those especially prone to inflammation, making some of the above foods a part of your daily diet can help lower the amount of inflammation pain felt.

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