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Anti-Inflammatory Superfood with a Cherry on Top

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Cherries have been known to be clinically equivalent to NSAID drugs like naproxen and ibuprofen, which often have cardiovascular and gastrointestinal side effects. To find pain relief in a bowl of cherries, read on.

In a previous article, naturalist Gerard Maggio discussed foods that soothe his arthritis pain, namely cherries. He explains, “Tart cherries contain anthocyanins and phenols that, for me, has reduced pain and inflammation. Double blind, peer reviewed studies have shown cherries to be clinically equivalent to NSAID drugs like naproxen. NSAIDs have potential side effects, such as stroke and other cardiovascular and gastrointestinal problems.”

He goes on with the following recommendations that have helped him over the years.*

Turmeric, Berries, Nuts, Cold-Water Fish, White Meat Chicken; Swap Sweet Potatoes for Starchy, White PotatoesVitamins C And D3, Zinc, Folic Acid, Fish OilCorn, Sugar, Processed Foods  

Read more about Gerry’s journey here.

*Note: before you change your diet and use supplements, it’s a good idea to talk to your primary care physician or rheumatologist.
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