A Cool Way to Fight Pain

With Superfoods

Patients often ask, “Is there anything that I can eat to help with my pain?” There are some incredible healthy options available at your local grocery store to ease your pain. Here are my top 3 anti-inflammatory foods:


Papaya contains an enzyme called Papain which has been shown to break down certain proteins associated with pain. Papain may also be helpful with wound healing and fat digestion.


Pineapples contain an enzyme called Bromelain. Like Papain, this enzyme also breaks down proteins associated with pain.


Just like over-the-counter pain relievers, cherries are able to turn off the body’s pain signals but are better tasting.

A Cool, Refreshing Recipe

Combine the following ingredients for a pain-relieving smoothie:

  • 1 cup of organic papaya
  • 20 frozen organic cherries
  • 1 cup of pineapple
  • I scoop of hemp protein (hemp protein has high omega-6 content, which fights inflammation)
  • Add ice or water to reach the desired consistency