Arthritis can be a real pain in the EVERYWHERE. By causing crippling pain and inflammation in a joint, its spell can range from unpleasant to terrible and even agonizing in no time.
I’m sure if you’re reading this post you or someone you love is experiencing arthritis pain that is excruciatingly debilitating.
Here we will discuss how to easily relieve yourself or someone you love from the harrowing pain associated with Arthritis and that too within the comfort of your home so you get relief from the pain with minimal effort — that’s the whole point, right?
First off, let’s see what is suitable for you to eat while on a painful spell or to avoid one altogether.
- Eat more vegetables than fruits; your food should be raw, fresh, organic produce
- Eat a wide variety of organic whole foods, dense in nutrients
- Add nutrition powder to your diet
- Eat organic meat
- Omega 3 fatty acids – cold-water fish, blended Omega 3 oil, fish oil, flaxseed, and its oil
- Soaked nuts and seeds
- Eat raw garlic, cilantro, and turmeric to detoxify
Simultaneously, refrain from artificial flavorings, preservatives, MSG & GMOs, sugar, and gluten.
With that list, let’s dive into your kitchen and see those commonly available items that will help you relieve your pain quickly and efficiently.
#1 Add turmeric to dishes
Turmeric contains a chemical that has anti-inflammatory properties and may help to reduce arthritis pain.
According to NIH reports, when lab rats were given turmeric, it reduced their joints inflammation. And although more research is needed on the use of this supplement for humans, it can’t hurt to add this tasty spice to your everyday meals.
Additionally, herbs that help ease arthritis pain include Boswellia, devil’s claw (AR-Encap), stinging nettle, bromelain, ginkgo, and thunder god vine.
#2 Drink Ginger and/or Green Tea
Various studies have found that by mimicking NSAIDs, ginger can be beneficial in relieving arthritis pain. In addition to numerous benefits, ginger works by curbing pain sans the side effects of medication.
Use it in powder form to sprinkle on your food or boil in water and add honey for a soothing tea recipe. Also applying crushed ginger to a painful join can numb a brain chemical carrying pain messages to your central nervous system.
It is also studied that sipping four cups of green tea every day helps calm a stressful mind and soaring joints. No harm in trying eh?
#3 When in Pain, Wash the Dishes!
As counter-intuitive as it sounds, this simple kitchen task can relieve arthritis pain if your hands ache.
Dipping your hands in hot water alone can help relax muscles and joints while relieving stiffness. The exercise aids in keeping your hands and fingers ambulant, so to speak.
#4 Load Up on Vitamin C
As fate would have it, Vitamin C is not stored in our system. Hence a daily supply is pivotal to ensure optimum relief from arthritis associated pain.
Therefore, sipping citrus drinks or eating Vit C-rich fruits, strawberries, melon, broccoli, or sweet peppers is your best bet to combat arthritis pain.
#5 [C]love It
Cloves contain an anti-inflammatory chemical called eugenol. It works by interfering with bodily processes that trigger arthritis.
You may also use clove in its essential oil form to achieve relief from arthritis pain as it is claimed to be a natural, herbal painkiller.
However, remember to avoid tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, and white potatoes as they are part of the nightshade vegetable category that provokes and alleviate arthritis pain.
#6 Turn Up the Heat
Spices such as cayenne pepper, turmeric, and ginger contain compounds that work by reducing swelling and blocking a brain chemical that transmits pain signals. This is your chance to cook up some spicy Italian, Indian, and Thai recipes and kick the pain in the rear.
#7 Use Light-weight Utensils
It is unavoidable to do house chores even when in pain. Therefore, an interesting tip to minimize joint pain while cooking is to use aluminum utensils that weigh lighter and electronic processors that make kneading, whisking and grinding easy while easing pressure on the joints when working in the kitchen.