Who needs an aspirin when you can eat these yummy foods?
By Rachael Anderson
Do you live on Advil when something hurts? Next time, curtail the pain in advance - with food! According to Mehmet Oz, MD, certain foods can pack even more pain-fighting power than some drugs. Dr. Oz teamed up with Ashley Koff, RD, to reveal the best food prescriptions for your biggest pains.
If you have joint pain, chances are it's ongoing. Instead of emptying the painkiller bottle over and over again, eat more dark cherries. "Dark cherries contain anthocyanins, which work just like aspirin or ibuprofen to turn off the body's pain signals," says Koff. These powerful antioxidants are what give cherries their rich color. According to Koff, eating 1 cup a day-about 20 cherries-can help significantly reduce joint pain. Either fresh or frozen works, but Koff recommends choosing organic because you'll get the most pain-fighting antioxidant power per bite.
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