These Common Foods Can Help Ease Everyday Pain

As we age, we experience increasing body pain. Aside from chronic pain disorders, most pain is manageable with over-the-counter or prescription pain relievers. But some people want natural relief. Check out these common foods that can help relieve everyday aches and pains. Make sure to eat one delicious fruit with surprising pain relief benefits (page 9).

1. Coffee

National Coffee Day is Sept. 29

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  • Eat this if: You experience sore, stiff muscles.

Coffee is full of good-for-you antioxidants, but research suggests caffeine may have other benefits, too. Apparently, it can reduce “delayed-onset muscle pain and force loss” following exercise. So the next time you go for a morning jog or hit the gym, be sure to fill up on that cup of joe.

If you were to take a cup of coffee with your pain reliever, the amount of caffeine actually acts as a pain reliever booster. If you don’t have coffee or just don’t like the taste, try using a caffeine supplement instead. It could also help you stay awake a little longer after a hard exercise.

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