Food Is Medicine: 20 Natural Painkillers In Your Kitchen


Eating whole grains, fruits and veggie, limiting soda and candy intake and doing physical activity on a daily basis will help you maintain good physical and mental health.

People turn to eating processed food which has little or no nutritional value. We eat corn, wheat, rice, and soy instead of healthy foods which have heath benefits.

1.Make muscle pain a memory with ginger

Adding ginger to your diet helps alleviate joint and muscle pain, swelling, and stiffness for up to 63%. It has gingerols-compounds which prevent the pain-triggering hormones from producing. Consume 1tbsp of dried or 2tbsp of chopped ginger.

2.Cure a toothache with cloves

Chewing a clove helps ease tooth pain and gum disease in a matter of hours, its natural compound called eugenol works as potent anesthetic, according to UCLA researchers. ¼ tbsp of it protects the ticker, helps regulate blood sugar, and lowers cholesterol levels within three weeks.

3.Heal heartburn with cider vinegar

“Cider vinegar is rich in malic and tartaric acids, powerful digestive aids that speed the breakdown of fats and proteins so your stomach can empty quickly, before food washes up into the esophagus, triggering heartburn pain.” explaines Joseph Brasco, M.D., a gastroenterologist at the Center for Colon and Digestive Diseases in Huntsville, AL.  A tablespoon of ACV mixed with 8 ounces of water before meals heals heartburn in 24 hours.

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