7 foods you didn't know you could use as painkillers

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Don't look so far, the answer is right there

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Did you know that the solution to most ailments is right in your kitchen?

You probably have the answer to that recurrent migraine right with you yet you keep using painkillers every time the pain comes.

Here are some foods you could use to help you relieve pain:

1. Turmeric

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This herb has so many health benefits and one of them is relieving joint pain. Turmeric is believed to have anti-inflammatory features and could thus be used to relieve joint pain whose root cause usually is inflammation.

2. Ginger

Besides flavoring your food, ginger also helps with pain. Just like turmeric, ginger has anti-inflammatory effects and could thus help with joint pain.

ALSO READ: 7 amazing benefits of drinking ginger water

3. Salmon

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Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is a healthy protein that reduces arthritic pain. When combined with Vitamin D which is also present in salmon, omega-3 reduces inflammation pain.

4. Coffee

Thanks to its richness in caffeine, coffee is another natural pain reliever right in your kitchen. Drinking coffee while undertaking a difficult task will help reduce the perception of pain while coffee may also help with migraines. Only remember to drink moderately.

5. Yogurt

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It’s not only a tasty source of nutrients but it could also help with pain control. Yogurt has good bacteria that eases digestion and bloating. Yogurt is also good for relieving period pain.

ALSO READ: How to make delicious yogurt at home

6. Salt

You must have tried this when growing up-and it worked. Salt solution helps dehydrate the body cells thus reducing pains. For a stomachache for instance, you just need to drink a glass of warm salty water and the pain eases. Soaking your feet in salty water also helps easy foot pains.

7. Pumpkin seeds

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Besides being famous for their libido enhancement properties, pumpkin seeds are also rich in Magnesium. Magnesium helps with migraines and also prevents osteoporosis.

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