MUST TRY: 15 Food Alternatives BETTER than Painkillers

Whenever we feel pain, aside from applying various liniment or ointment, we usually resort to taking painkillers

Many of which are really effective but intake of too much painkillers may harm your body. 

Here are 15 foods that could serve as a natural alternative that might be even better than painkillers. 

1. Cloves for tooth pain

It is packed with eugenol and it also contains anesthetic properties. In order to control the blood sugar and cholesterol, you have to add at least ½ teaspoon of cloves in your daily meal.

2. Cherries for joint pain and headache

All you need to do is to consume a bowl of cherries on a daily basis. Cherries are even 10 times better than ibuprofen and aspirin, according to a study.

3. Tomato juice for leg cramps

Leg cramps can be due to potassium deficiency, diuretics, or even workouts. In order to recover yourself, you have to take at least 10 oz. of tomato juice on a regular basis.

4. Ginger for aching muscles

Ginger has the ability to decrease both of muscle and joint pain, swelling by up to 63%/due to its active compound that is known as gingerol. Just simply consume a teaspoon of ginger on a daily basis in order to get rid of pain.

5. Garlic for ear pain

In order to get rid of your ear pain, you will need at least 2 drops of garlic oil. Apply this on your ear and repeat the procedure for about 5 days. In order to prepare the oil, you have to simmer at least 3 cloves with ½ tablespoon of olive oil for about 2 minutes.

6. Blueberries for bladder infections

A study that was published by Rutgers University has shown that a cup of blueberries on a daily basis can lower the risk for UTI by at least 60%.

7. Yoghurt for PMS

2 cups of yoghurt on a daily basis can actually soothe the PMS symptoms for at least 48%. Mary Jane Minkin, MD has said that this drink is packed with calcium, which has the ability to relieve nerves and hormonal pain.

8. ACV for heartburn

You should sip a spoon of ACV or apple cider vinegar in 8 oz. water before eating a meal. This will actually get rid of acid reflux in just a day. MD Brasco Joseph, an expert for gastro medicine, as well as digestive diseases have claimed that ACV has malic and tartaric acid that is extremely beneficial for digestion of proteins and fats.

9. Pineapple for digestion

Experts have claimed that a cup of pineapple juice can actually get rid of bloating in just 3 days. This kind of juice has enzymes that can actually improve your digestion.

10. Oats for endometrial pain

Oats have the ability to remove this pain by at least 60%. Oats contain gluten, thus efficiently eliminates inflammation.

11. Salt for ingrown nails

In order to get rid of infections, douse the ingrown nails in salty warm water and repeat this procedure for at least 4 days. Salt has the ability to eliminate the swelling, inflammation, germs and even bacteria. Add a teaspoon of salt in a cup of water and douse your feet in it for about 20 minutes.

11. Turmeric for chronic pains

It has been scientifically proven that turmeric is actually 3 times for effective then aspirin, naproxen, and even ibuprofen. Turmeric has the ability to eliminate pain by up to 50% for fibromyalgia, according to the experts of Cornell. It is advised to take at least ¼ teaspoon of turmeric on a daily basis with veggies, rice, poultry and meat.

12. Coffee for migraine

The National Headache Foundation have claimed that coffee has the ability to remove migraine by at least 40%.

13. Mint for sore muscles

You can actually relax your muscles by simply soaking yourself in water with at least 10 drops of mint oil. When it is compared to other painkillers, this remedy works better by up to 25%.

14. Honey for mouth sores

Applying honey on cold sores can heal them by at least 43% faster than a cream. This is because honey has potent enzymes that can efficiently eliminate both of inflammation and viruses.

15. Grapes for back TLS

A cup of grapes on a daily basis can actually relax the vessels of blood in damaged tissues, thus improving the flow of the blood, according to Ohio State University.

Source: Read and Digest 
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