Pain Can be a Real Drag
Feeling discomfort of any kind can really be a pain in the behind. It can stop people from wanting to get out of bed, complete their errands or go out for a walk outside just to enjoy the scenery. It can make us feel as if we are on our deathbeds or are zombies who no longer have as much as a breath left in them. Most of us can admit that when pain comes, whether it is short or long lasting, can put a damper on our daily lives making what we thought was easy more of a battle. We have heard the saying “you are what you eat,” but the statement does not often seem to be relatable to pain when, in fact, it is!
Relationship Between Our Diet and Pain
More often than not, pain is often a source of inflammation, and what we eat can either make it better or worse. Let’s take white sugar for example. Sure, it is incredibly sweet and gratifying to taste after adding it in recipes, but it can trigger more than just weight gain within the body. Once inside the body, sugar sort of becomes a bully and demands a certain trade-off. Its presence will signal a reduction in your vitamin and mineral reserves such as chromium and your complex vitamin Bs.
If you aren’t on top of your game at replacing these lost reserves, your body will ultimately lack the pair when they are needed to help keep inflammation at bay. Sugar is not the only inflammatory causing food to be aware of when you are battling with pain – there are a list of others too. Reducing the amount of processed foods, fat, and sugar while replacing them with anti-inflammatory herbs and vegetables can help treat pain.
Drinking Tea Combats Inflammation
If you lack tea in your diet, you should consider drinking it every day to help treat pain naturally that is caused by inflammation. You absolutely cannot go wrong with choosing one that suits your taste buds – sweet, spicy, bitter, earthy. One thing to keep in mind though is to try long brews for leaves and roots to help increase its potency. The flowers and leaves of herbs should never be boiled. Instead, they should be seeped longer (anywhere from five minutes to two hours). Caffeinated tea will be your only exception as brewing it for longer than 5-8 minutes will result in an unsatisfactory flavor.
Types of Anti-Inflammatory Teas:
The Many Benefits of Tea
Teas are filled with polyphenols, which are plant-based substances that build up the immune system and help protect as well as ease pain from inflammatory diseases. Speaking of the immune system, tea increases the level of T cells that fight against viral and bacterial infections.
- It Rejuvenates the Skin – It can help those who struggle with skin inflammation such as eczema and psoriasis.
- Improves Bone Strength– Broken bones, hip fractures and muscle pain are reduced
- Promotes Cardiovascular Health – Helpful for heart related complications such as heartburn and arteriosclerosis.
- Provides the Brain Protection – Inflammatory brain and nervous related diseases such as Alzheimer’s and multiple sclerosis may be slowed down by drinking tea.
Reducing Swelling is the Key
What we eat is important, but it is still only a fraction of what we should be doing to help ease the level of pain we feel, and adding a mixture of other things is helpful. Another natural anti-inflammatory substance to try is Baltic Essentials Hazelwood for treating discomfort. It also has a pain relieving effect so signs of pain can be decreased. When you have a better understanding as to how pain is brought up in the first place, you have a better chance at successfully treating it.