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Nature's Painkillers

Nature's Painkillers

29 July, 2022

Fruits and vegetables that Help Ease Pain

‘Pain’ is as old as ‘Relief’. It is a common phenomenon in our lives, yet we are better without it. Resulted of the body’s immune system releasing inflammatory cells to attack infections, pain is the language of healing. Pain is important.

Nature is merciful. It provides us with a wide variety of painkillers in the form of fruits, roots and vegetables. So before you swallow that pill consider some of the painkillers from nature’s own medicine cabinet.

Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants, packed with anti-inflammatory properties and rich with nutrients and natural fibres. All these properties help us manage our pain in a natural way.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, exercising regularly and cultivating good eating habits go a long way in ensuring a quality life. Remember to listen to your body and seek medical help if pain persists.

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Root vegetables like Carrots and Beetroot contain powerful antioxidants that help in managing knee and back pain.

Green leafy vegetables like Spinach & Kale have anti-inflammatory properties

Aromatic root vegetables like Garlic, Ginger and Onions have been traditionally used for pain relief for centuries.

Cruciferous vegetables like Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Bok Choy, and Brussels sprouts contain an antioxidant compound called Sulforaphane. This blocks joint pain and inflammation-causing enzymes, thus helping manage arthritic pain.

Berries are packed with rich nutrients and antioxidants, making them powerful little inflammation fighters. These sweet little painkillers contain phytonutrients and anthocyanins that reduce inflammation, relax the muscles, and minimise post-workout pain.

Nature’s painkillers: How to eat them right

  1. Place your order for exotic vegetables ideal for salads here.

  2. Make vegetables into soups and stews. Add them to your bowl of ramen. Make them into stuffing for

    Paranthas

    . Use Cabbage Leaf for making rolls. Let your creativity have no end.

  3. Make Berries your favourite snack. Have them whole or make them into smoothies. Your body will thank you for the antioxidants. Take your pick from the wide range of Berries - Strawberry, Blueberry, Raspberry or Blackberry available here to whip up a smoothie or make a juice to soothe strained muscles.

Avocados, various Melons, Peaches, Apples, and Pears- the anti-inflammatory army of fruits is strong. Enjoy a colorful palate of fruit bowl and let the taste of freshness be your ally in managing pain.

P.S: This is an indicative list, to inform you of the natural properties of some of the fruits & veggies. Seek medical help whenever it is required.