TACA: Reduce Your Chronic Pain, Avoid These 7 Foods
Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts for 6 months or more, and over 100 million Americans suffer with chronic pain in one form or another. According to WebMD, chronic pain can be mild or excruciating, episodic or continuous, merely inconvenient or totally incapacitating. With chronic pain, signals of pain remain active in the nervous system for months or even years. This can take both a physical and emotional toll on a person.
Chronic pain can come from inflammation, of joints, muscles, and tissues surrounding and pushing on nerves. Many of the foods we eat (or shouldn’t eat, as the case may be) can be inflammatory to our systems, and increase the pain. Read on below for a great list from Healthy Food House, of the Top 7 Foods that People Who Suffer From Chronic Pain should avoid.
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1. Reduce The Intake of Sugar And Artificial Sweeteners
High insulin levels affect the condition, and thus worsen pain and inflammation. Reduce the sugar intake and the foods that contain hidden sugar.
Sugar cravings appear once in a while, but focus on eating more fresh fruits. Aspartame, sorbitol and xylitol are sugar-free artificial sweeteners, but they contain compounds that transform sensitivity to pain and also trigger irritable bowel syndrome. Making your own food and eating whole foods is the best way to avoid hidden sugars.
2. Caffeine is No Good For You
Scientists associate chronic pain and fibromyalgia with insufficient sleep and fatigue. People drink too much coffee so they can go through the day more easily. Coffee provides the desired effect, but in the long run it can largely affect your good night’s sleep.
3. Avoid Gluten And Yeast
These are contained in baked goods and pastry. Regular consumption of these products stimulate the growth of yeast and fungus, and thus increase the pain.
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