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How an Anti Inflammatory Diet Can Reduce Pain

Stress

The pain in your back, knees, ankles, and so forth, is your body telling you that something is very wrong with your routine. It’s time to listen. And, believe it or not, pain is not the only symptom of chronic stress: your appetite suffers too. Which brings us to diet and how it relates to pain.

So few people ever turn to how they fuel their body for answers relating to their chronic pain. And yet, there might be a direct link between the nutritional content of your food and the pain you’re going through.

Sugar, fat, and salt all contribute to the accumulation of a poor metabolism, fat storage in the body, poor blood pressure, and decreased circulation. The result? Pain. And sadly, as many people know, pain is really only the start. Cancer, diabetes, and a myriad of other diseases may well follow suit.

If you’re not sleeping, you’re experiencing chest pains, you’re suffering from panic attacks and headaches, and you’re feeling a general fatigue accompanying your pain, please take a look at what you’re ingesting. It’s absolutely vital to check-up on your diet.

A diet full of Antioxidants protects our cells from disease-causing damage and reduces inflammation in your body. Start including more vegetables and antioxidants into your diet. Include foods that are nutrient dense and well balanced. If you are struggling with joint and muscle pain, here are a few examples of foods that help reduce pain and inflammation.


Pumpkin Seeds

Papitas, the shelled version of pumpkin seeds, which are often roasted to improve your body's ability to absorb nutrients, are tasty and full of antioxidants, manganese and magnesium. They are also beneficial for male health by improving sperm quality and reducing the risk of cancers, especially prostate cancer.


Peaches

Peaches are full of antioxidants. They have a lot of fiber and aid in digestion and reduce inflammation while improving your immune system. They pack a lot of vitamin C and are quite tasty in the summer.


Almonds

Almonds are loaded with nutrients. They have 6 grams of protein per 1oz serving. One serving has over thirty percent of the DV of Vitamin E & Manganese. They are excellent antioxidants that reduce oxidative stress from the body naturally.


Kiwi

Kiwi fruit is a superfood that naturally stimulates collagen production in your body. It aids in digestion, prevents blood clotting and promotes healthy skin, hair and nails. Just one serving (2 kiwis) provides %290 DV of Vitamin C.


Bananas

Though they are high in sugar, bananas have health benefits that can help you manage weight and maintain healthy digestion. They help maintain healthy levels of blood sugar and are a filling source of energy. Bananas act as a prebiotic you may need if you are using Probiotics to improve gut health. One banana can keep you fueled through a half hour workout session.


Drink Water

Daily water consumption helps the body reduce pain by increasing blood volume and circulation which helps tissues recover more efficiently. Our bodies are made of about 60 - 70% water which we use for all bodily functions including flushing toxins, digesting food and cushioning our joints. Drinking adequate amounts of water reduces inflammation in the body and gives your immune system an edge on fighting against disease and chronic health conditions.

Regular water consumption is necessary for ongoing pain reduction. This habit can boost your immune system and improve your mood as well as cushion your joints to reduce pressure from walking and standing when incorporated into your daily routine. To learn more about how drinking essential water can help you manage your chronic pain symptoms, click here <https://www.manualconciergept.com/can-drinking-water-every-day-reduce-pain/.


The key to health is to listen to your body, and a lack of appetite, an overactive appetite, or a generally nutrient deficient calorie intake, is a clear signal from your body to regroup and reconstruct your food choices.

Stress and diet are clear forms of language: when out of balance, they’re your body’s way of producing pain so that you are able to take notice and take action. Knowing which choices to make in order to alleviate your pain is absolutely vital. That’s exactly why we invite you to contact us, right now. For the best advice, professional hands-on physical therapy, and support you can count on, contact us today. We’re here to help. It’s time to start listening to your body, getting rid of stress, eating right, and accessing the pain free life you deserve.

Call us today and take action!


Joann Pung

Joann Pung

Founder of Manual Physical Therapy & Concierge Services and leading PT in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. Joann has been helping transform people’s lives since she was introduced to Manual Therapy techniques 28 years ago. Since opening up her own clinic in July 2016, her reputation has grown quickly, with patients now driving from areas as far as Punta Gorda and Orlando to see her and some even enjoying telehealth from as far as Denver, Seattle, London and UAE. To help more people, Joann works extensively with her team and spends a vast amount of her time continually training them. This ensures that our treatment approach is consistent and that every patient gets the functional outcome that is most important to them, regardless of who treats them. When not at work, Joann spends her time with Joel, her best friend, husband, and fellow PT who now runs the front desk. She has raised 2 amazing daughters and enjoys spending time with her family, learning new ideas (such a nerd), watching funny videos on YouTube, or planning for the next family trip.
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