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.
All alcohol drinks including Liqueurs
(Particularly Red Wine)
Products containing alcohol
All cereals except those which are cooked
Avoid all chocolate
In any form
All cheeses (except yogurt cheese), cream cheese and cottage cheese
Cow’s buttermilk, Ice cream, frozen custards, Sour Cream
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)
Any product containing salt
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.