Do you suffer from chronic discomfort or pain? Have you tried various treatment options and would like to try a more natural approach to your pain management? At Dawn Potter Acupuncture in Clearwater, Florida, we offer a wide range of treatment options for patients that suffer from pain conditions. Today, we’re discussing foods our patients can consume to help in the fight against inflammation and associated symptoms. Have additional questions? Interested in scheduling acupuncture in Clearwater? Contact Dawn Potter Acupuncture today to get started.

Blackberries, Strawberries, Blueberries…

When it comes to healthy foods, berries are something we hear a lot about. Berries such as blackberries, blueberries, strawberries and raspberries contain antioxidants which are known as “anthocyanins”. These antioxidants help reduce inflammation throughout the body, reducing discomfort and pain experienced by some patients. Try starting your day with some fresh berries!

Ginger, Turmeric, Garlic…

Certain herbs and spices such as turmeric, ginger and even garlic have been used around the world for centuries as a natural medicine and anti-inflammatory. Turmeric in specific contains curcumin which is known to reduce inflammation in patients. Other herbs and spices also contain compounds that can directly impact inflammation in the body. Try adding some spices such as turmeric, ginger and garlic to your meals!

Pistachios, Almonds, Walnuts…

Many nuts such as pistachios, pine nuts, walnuts, almonds and even seeds are full of monounsaturated fat which is known to reduce inflammation throughout the body. Along with monounsaturated fat, they contain healthy protein and lots of fiber. Next time you need a quick snack, why not try some nuts or seeds?

Inflammatory Foods You Should Avoid

When it comes to foods that cause inflammation in the body, they tend to be more processed and “food-like” than our healthy options. Avoid foods that come in a box, bag or other packaging. Avoid foods high in oils and unhealthy fats as well.

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Interested in a more natural pain treatment in Clearwater, Florida? Considering chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture or other manually therapy options? Contact Dawn Potter Acupuncture today to schedule your consultation.