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10 FOODS TO TAME YOUR PAIN

Studies show that coffee can reduce muscle pain after working out, relieve migraine pain, and enhance the effect of ibuprofen and other common pain relievers.

Headaches, arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other forms of ongoing pain affect an estimated 25 million adults, or 11 percent of the population. If you’re one of them, you don’t have to suffer. Try these 10 foods to ease everyday pain, and keep your body healthy and strong.


Peanut butter is rich in magnesium, which promotes muscle relaxation and has an analgesic effect. Magnesium deficiencies encourage the body to overproduce substance P, a chemical linked with increased feelings of pain. Peanut butter also contains resveratrol, which can ease joint pain in arthritis by reducing inflammation and protecting cartilage.

Combine peanut butter, frozen bananas, and milk for a creamy smoothie;

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