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9 healthy foods to eat for pain relief

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By Stephanie Eckelkamp for

PreventionWhat do a cup of coffee, a bowl of beans, and a couple of Ibuprofen have in common? Surprising answer: They all reduce pain. “Popping a pill may be easier, but it does nothing to cure the underlying cause of your pain like eating the right foods can do,” says Beth Reardon, RD, director of integrative nutrition at Duke Integrative Medicine.

And the number of foods proven to offer relief is growing. Here are six common aches and pains and the foods that help fight them.

Keep reading to see what foods you can eat to ease pains…

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