Got a pain in the neck? There’s a cure for that and it doesn’t involve pumping your body full of chemicals. For so long, food has been used as a way of curing bodily ailments but with the rise of pharmaceutical medication, so many of the natural cures that we had been used to using were put to the back shelf. Now, however, things are about to change again. With the aim of being healthier and happier, turning to mother nature as a way of curing pain can be an incredibly effective thing to do. Sometimes, it is the simplest cures that are the most effective and by taking a leaf out of nature’s book you can feel more at ease and better in your body.
Feeling a bit creaky in the knees? Got an elbow that just won’t move properly? You need to up your pineapple consumption. The tropical fruit might be one of the most delicious treats in the natural world but beneath all of those spiky leaves, there’s magic brewing. More specifically, pineapples are packed full of an enzyme called bromelain which can help to reduce inflammation, increase nutrient absorption and support the healthy functioning of your joints. Eating the fruit as part of a healthy salad can give your body and boost and pack your next meal full of flavor. Time to get chopping!
From time to time, your digestive system might be prone to playing up and rather than simply putting up with it, you can change up what you eat in order to feel better. Ginger is one of the most common cures in the fight against indigestion, bloating and nausea and when your stomach is feeling a little on the tender side, it’s the best thing that you can consume. Helping to relax and soothe the intestinal tract, ginger can have you feeling better in no time at all and drinking it as part of a natural tea each day can aid your digestive system to run much more efficiently. Try whipping up a ginger and mint tea first thing in the morning and seeing just how good it can make you feel!
Are you fed up of feeling the burn? Try and make oatmeal a part of your diet. Heartburn can seriously affect your ability to carry out your daily tasks and feeling the pain rising in your chest can often be seriously alarming. To help reduce the symptoms of your acid reflux, you need to turn to foods that can neutralize the acid and soothe the pain and cooked oatmeal can be one of the most effective cures. When cooked in almond, oatmeal can help to absorb the acid and neutralize your internal pH levels. After eating this, you will be on the road to recovery in no time at all.
Dealing with the occasional headache is hardly a great cause of worry but if you’re battling with them daily, it can begin to take its toll on your health and happiness. If you’re fed up of popping the painkillers and want to find a natural way to deal with the pain, then cherries are a great option. Loaded with both melatonin and polyphenol, the red fruit can help to relax muscles and blood vessels and increase the blood flow to the brain. After chowing down on a few cherries, you will be feeling healthier and able to focus in the blink of an eye.
Now that the sun is out, your skin might be feeling more sensitive than normal and to calm any summer related irritations, you can turn to basil. Naturally antibacterial and disinfecting, basil can help to fight the onset of insect bites, sunburn and pimples, cooling and soothing the skin in the process. Better yet, the herb is packed full of cleansing properties, helping to keep your pores clear and your complexion looking at its very best!