MILWAUKEE -- They're sweet, juicy and downright delicious. But did you know cherries also have incredible healing properties? Rochelle Beine of Advanced Pain Management joins Real Milwaukee to talk about foods that can help fight pain.
Cherries: The compounds that give cherries their color (anthocyanins) also contain antioxidants that block inflammation and inhibit pain enzymes in the same way that aspirin does.
Mint: Menthol in peppermint is known for helping headache and back pain and relieving muscle spasms. Methyl salicylate, a naturally occurring compound in wintergreen, blocks the enzymes that cause inflammation and pain
Ginger: Much like cherry, ginger can helps reduce inflammation, particularly offering relief from migraines, muscle pain and arthritis.
Hot peppers: An ingredient in hot peppers, capsaicin, relieves pain by depleting the body`s supply of substance P, a component of nerve cells that transmits pain signals to the brain. Capsaicin also de-sensitizes sensory receptors in your skin