Suffering From Chronic Pain? Give Vegan Diet A Try

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If you are suffering from any kind of chronic pain, chances are you have already tried many diets. But have you thought about going vegan?

Any kind of chronic pain can bring life to a standstill. After all, so much energy and focus on treating the pain that there’s hardly any time left for any social activity.

But did you know that you can reduce the intensity of your pain by simply altering your diet?

You Current Diet Is Not Working

Many types of research have revealed that all kinds of dairy products cause inflammation in the body which in turn, causes pain. A meat-heavy diet also makes the body acidic, which is another reason for chronic pain.

The first benefit of a vegan diet is weight loss which automatically reduces pressure on joints which in turn helps in relieving chronic joint and back pain.

Many fibromyalgia victims report less pain or an elimination of pain altogether.

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Vegan It Is!

You might have heard that a vegan diet is good for weight loss and diabetes, but innumerable studies, data and research indicate that a vegan or a plant based diet is extremely beneficial for chronic pain management.

This Is What You Need To Eliminate

Any kind of food that comes from animals! Simple. That includes meat, milk, cheese, eggs and more. Yes, you miss your morning coffee but it’s going to be worth it.

What you can have instead:

  • Soy milk
  • Almond milk
  • Peanut butter
  • All kind of nuts and legume
  • Grains
  • Fruits
  • Olive oil

What About Protein?

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One concern some people have with a vegan diet is that it is too low in protein since many high-protein foods come from animal sources. But many vegetarian foods are packed with protein and they are:

  • Beans
  • Soy Milk
  • Tofu
  • Quinoa
  • Grain Bread
  • Lentils
  • Tempeh

It’s not easy going vegan but the benefits surpass the hardships. Carefully monitor your results and consult your doctor before trying anything new.

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