Quick'n easy vasoconstrictive food guide..

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Quick'n easy vasoconstrictive food guide..

Postby PCakes » Sun Feb 13, 2011 10:39 pm

http://www.doctorsforpain.com/pdf/Foods ... r_Pain.pdf

Vasoconstrictive Foods are foods that can possibly cause pain, stiffness and soreness.
If you are a chronic pain suffer, it is best to avoid these foods.
Vasoconstrictive – causing constriction of blood vessels; a binding or squeezing of a part; the narrowing of a vessel or opening as constriction of blood vessels.

Alcohols
All alcohol drinks including Liqueurs
(Particularly Red Wine)
Products containing alcohol

Breakfast Cereals
All cereals except those which are cooked

Chocolate
Avoid all chocolate

Coconut
In any form

Dairy Products
All cheeses (except yogurt cheese), cream cheese and cottage cheese
Cow’s buttermilk, Ice cream, frozen custards, Sour Cream

Drinks
All kinds of soda – including cream soda, fruit and diet soda
Coffee and Tea

MSG (Monosodium Glutamate)
Any food that contains MSG such as barbeque sauces, many types of chips, Canned soups, Oriental foods, soy sauce, Frozen Pizza, Gelatins,
Frozen dinners, Dry roasted peanuts, Relishes, Seasonings
Salad Dressings, Bouillon Cubes, Bread Stuffing
(Be sure to check labels)

Nitrites & Nitrates
Bacon, Ham. Sausage (most kinds), Hot Dogs, Luncheon meats (most),
Deviled Ham, Cold Cuts, Canned meats, Pork and Beans,
Smoked Fish, Corned Dogs
(Check food labels)

Salted Foods
Any product containing salt

Sugar Products
Candy, cakes, pies, cookies
Any product contain sugar

Avoid excessive use of Caffeine. It is considered a Vasoconstrictive product. Caffeine withdrawal can cause a Headache (lasting for several days) but will cease. However, it is noted that in cases of sever headaches, caffeine is often used. It is an added ingredient in numerous over the counter pain relieving products.

Avoid the use of Aspartame (Phenylalanin) (NutraSweet). Contains Methanol. Can possibly cause Central Nervous System problems.
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Postby Coolcatcarrie » Mon Feb 14, 2011 1:16 am

Pcakes- that's really really useful - I've been looking for something like this - thanks v much for posting! X
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Postby whyRwehere » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:06 am

I think I disagree about the coconut. It is very good stuff for you.
http://nutiva.com/coconut-info/myths-nutrition/
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Postby Rokkit » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:10 am

I just got really hungry reading that list. Is that a bad sign?
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Postby Blaze » Mon Feb 14, 2011 6:44 pm

WHAT!?!? "Avoid all chocolate?!?" Surely that is cruel and unjust punishment. And, it's Valentine's Day!
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Re: Quick'n easy vasoconstrictive food guide..

Postby ikulo » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:08 pm

PCakes wrote:http://www.doctorsforpain.com/pdf/Foods_That_Trigger_Pain.pdf

Vasoconstrictive Foods are foods that can possibly cause pain, stiffness

Chocolate
Avoid all chocolate

Nitrites & Nitrates
Bacon, Ham. Sausage (most kinds), Hot Dogs, Luncheon meats (most),
Deviled Ham, Cold Cuts, Canned meats, Pork and Beans,
Smoked Fish, Corned Dogs
(Check food labels)


Chocolate, nitrites, and nitrates are all vasodilators. I believe the vasoconstrictive part of chocolate is actually the caffeine. Also, alcohol at different consumption levels can act as either a vasodilator or constrictor.
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Postby zinamaria » Mon Feb 14, 2011 10:08 pm

got to agree with you there whyrwehere on the coconut, especially coconut oil, which we use to lightly sautee veggies, no longer using olive oil to cook, only crude, or cold after we cook. it's a much more stable oil to cook with. and you don't need very much, a little goes a long way.
Beauty tip: I also use coconut oil on my face.

I do, however, use it minimally because of its saturated fat content, like the coconut milk light instead of regular, but not too often.

I would like to know the connection between coconut and vasoconstricter, though? Is there evidence of this?
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Postby whyRwehere » Tue Feb 15, 2011 2:23 am

zinamaria wrote:I would like to know the connection between coconut and vasoconstricter, though? Is there evidence of this?


I want to know, too.....
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Postby PCakes » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:54 am

Did some quick googling .. the list seems some good advice in a bit of bad context.
coconut oil - very high in saturated fat (admittedly the internet swings wildly on it's pos/neg benefits)

nitrites/nitrates - I wondered about this one as on their own they are vasodilators. I guess when added as preservatives to the highly processed, 'bad' fat foods they've listed, the benefits are lost.
Bacon, Ham. Sausage (most kinds), Hot Dogs, Luncheon meats (most), Deviled Ham, Cold Cuts, Canned meats, Pork and Beans,
Smoked Fish, Corned Dogs


http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/heart- ... et/NU00196

still the best..
http://ccsvi.org/index.php/helping-myse ... ial-health
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