9 Foods That Fight Pain

1. Ginger

pungent root is probably best known for its anti-nausea, stomach-soothing properties. But ginger can also fight pain, including achy muscles from exercise as well as menstrual cramps.

2. Blueberries

These little juicy gems have lots of phytonutrients that may fight inflammation and lessen pain.

3. Mint

Peppermint oil relieves the painful cramps, gas and bloating that are the hallmarks of irritable bowel syndrome. Peppermint tea is a good soother for occasional tummy upset.

4. Pumpkin Seeds

Pepitas are a terrific source of magnesium, a mineral that may cut the number of migraines you get. It may also help prevent and treat osteoporosis.

5. Salamon

Loaded with anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. It's considered heart-healthy and may relieve joint tenderness if you have.

6. Curcumin

Can affect several processes in your body, including inflammation.

7. Tart Cherries

less muscle pain, it could be from the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds in the fruit.

8. Virgin Olive Oil

Feel that peppery tingle in the back of your throat? That's a compound called oleocanthal, and it works like ibuprofen. Extra-virgin olive oil also has lubricant, which keeps joints sliding smoothly and protects cartilage from breaking down.

9. Chili Peppers

May reduce and prevent inflammation. The "burn" also tricks your brain into releasing endorphins, which block pain signals.


"Food That Fight Pain Naturally." Health Pain Relief. N.p., June 2014. Web. Aug. 2016.