Diet approach to reduction of musculoskeletal pain

The most important pain reduction remedy for musculoskeletal pain is to make sure that your body weight when compared with your height is at acceptable BMI, meaning you are not overweight nor underweight. Therefore, for someone who constantly suffers from joint or muscle pains, monitoring of their calorific intake is of vital importance.

Diet modifications for individual who suffer from this or are affected include:

Increasing protein intake in the diet as protein contains amino acids that act as building blocks for compounds that help with pain relief, amino acids also help build your muscle, which protect your bones and builds strength. The protein in the body also activates glucagon which prevents glucose storage as fat and prevents rise in insulin levels, carbohydrate cravings and pain flares. Proteins also contain anti-inflammatory properties which lower experiences of pain. Good protein sources include beef, fish, eggs, lentils, beans and soy products.

Increase intake of food containing Omega-3 fatty acids which provides relief from painful arthritis conditions. A daily mixture of; oily fish (salmon and tuna), calamari, olive oil and nuts guarantee adequate intake of omega-3 fatty acids.

Ensure adequate vitamin intake.

Vitamin D allows for the absorption of calcium which is responsible for ensuring strength in bones, teeth and muscle and normal growth rate. Good sources include eggs and safe level exposure to sunlight.

Vitamin k which allows for cartilage metabolism and promoter of cell survival. Good sources include green leafy vegetables (lettuce, spinach) and beans.

Vitamin B is responsible for keeping nerve and blood cells healthy and also assists in forming DNA. Good sources include turkey, fish and oats.