20 Natural Painkillers Hiding In Your Kitchen

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

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18. Blueberries for bladder infections

Prone to urinary tract infections (UTIs)?

Researchers at Rutgers University found that you can reduce your risk of UTIs by 60% by eating one cup of blueberries every day. Blueberries are rich in tannins, a compound that prevents bacteria in the bladder from running amuck.

19. Flaxseed for breast pain

Flax is high in phytoestrogens, which help prevent the estrogen spikes known to trigger breast pain and soreness. In a 12-week study, consuming 3 tablespoons of flaxseed (ground or whole) daily reduced breast soreness in 33% of women.

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20. Tomato juice for leg cramps

Leg cramps affect more than 20% of the population, largely due to potassium deficiencies.

Researchers at UCLA found that sipping 10 ounces of potassium-rich tomato juice daily helped reduce leg cramps in as little as 10 days.

Bonus: tomato juice speeds up recovery from physical activity as well.

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