Whole foods full of micronutrients hold the potential to heal your body and alleviate chronic pain. However, finding tasty recipes that include these powerful foods can feel impossible. And when you do find recipes, they’re often full of foods you’ve never heard of and take two hours to prepare.

To make it easy for you, we’ve compiled this list of cookbooks featuring easy-to-prepare pain-healthy recipes with simple ingredients. Hopefully, they’ll guide you to delicious meals that make you feel as good as they taste.

1. Great Taste No Pain

This cookbook from author and chef Sherry Brescia came about as she sought to heal her own debilitating digestive conditions with the natural power of food.  The 112 pain healthy recipes contained inside are designed specifically for people suffering from disorders such as acid reflux, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), ulcers, and gastritis.

Recipes include options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Ingredients are easy to find and Brescia promises readers they’ll love them all.

2. The Anti-Inflammation Diet and Recipe Book: Protect Yourself and Your Family from Heart Disease, Arthritis, Diabetes, Allergies—and More

The first part of this cookbook, written by naturopathic Dr. Jessica Black, includes an educational overview of inflammation and how certain foods affect the way you feel. You’ll learn how to make smart choices to feel your best.

The second section features 108 recipes for easy-to-prepare meals. If cooking is more a necessity than passion, you’ll enjoy the sample weekly summer and winter menus to make meal planning a breeze. A substitutions chart helps you alter recipes based on what’s in your pantry and just how healthy you want to eat.

3. Meals that Heal Inflammation: Embrace Healthy Living and Eliminate Pain, One Meal at a Time

Written by Julie Daniluk, a nutritionist and cooking show host, Meals that Heal Inflammation includes more than 130 recipes designed to help you live a healthier, less painful life.

The book’s premise is that inflammation, caused by many foods in the standard U.S. diet of meat, potatoes, and processed foods, leads to painful conditions ranging from fibromyalgia to arthritis.  Signature recipes featured include cranberry quinoa salad and even treats like key lime pie.

Do you have a favorite cookbook that features recipes to reduce pain?

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