Share your favorite plant based recipe this week and I will post it on Hope4pain website to share with others. Share your story. Share how a plant based diet has helped you and your struggle with pain . Each day I will share a tip or recipe from Dr. Neal Barnard’s book ” Foods That Fight Pain”

Tip 1: ARTHRITIS PAIN – COOLING Your JOINTS

p. 79 “Foods That Fight Pain”

Pain-safe foods virtually never contribute to arthritis or other painful conditions: These include:

Brown Rice

Cook or dried fruits: cherries, cranberries, pears, prunes (but not citrus fruits, bananas, peaches, or tomatoes)

Cooked green, yellow, and orange vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, broccoli, chard, collards, lettuce, spinach, string beans, summer or winter squash, sweet potatoes, tapioca, and taro (poi).

Water: plain water or carbonated forms, such as Perrier, are fine. Other beverages – even herbal teas – can be triggers.

Condiments: modest amounts of salt, maple syrup, and vanilla extract are usually well-tolerated.