When you have a lot of ailments, popping pills for every ache and pain can leave you feeling like a walking drugstore, so it’s no wonder that some of us would rather brave through a headache than take a pill. But can you fight aches and pains naturally with foods—without medication? While over-the-counter and prescription medications definitely serve a purpose, we’ve found science that shows you can get some pain-fighting effects from food. Here’s a roundup of research that Rachel Johnson, Joyce Hendley, Karen Ansel and Holly Pevzner have previously covered for EatingWell Magazine.
—Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D., Former Associate Nutrition Editor for EatingWell