Top 7 Foods That Heal Nerve Damage

Are you struggling with nerve damage problems?

Are you eager to try some more natural remedies?

Here are top 7 foods that heal nerve damage and reduce your symptoms.

What should you do?

Well, read the article carefully and start cooking the best foods for you!

Disclaimer. Nerve damage problems cannot be healed just by certain foods.

You need a proper treatment in order to cure your problem, but specific foods can increase the effectiveness of your treatment.


1. Antioxidants-Rich Foods


What are antioxidants?

I'm sure you've heard the word before, but do you actually know what are those?

Well, antioxidants are substances that can neutralize the free radicals in our bodies.

Free radicals can be harmful to us, so we actually need those antioxidants to have a good health.

However, how are they beneficial for you? Let's find out:

  • antioxidants can reduce inflammation
  • so the nerve damage is decreased
  • the nerve stress is decreased

Now that you know why antioxidants are essential for you, let's talk about foods.

Which foods are best for you?

Well, first of all, I'm not going to mention certain foods, but rather a plant. 

I'm sure you've heard of turmeric, but did you know that it is also rich in antioxidants?

In fact, turmeric contains curcumin, a compound that has anti-inflammatory properties.

So, how can you include turmeric in your diet? By consuming certain foods and drinks, of course:

  • smoothies
  • curry
  • soups
  • salads
  • lemonade

These foods are really delicious, trust me on that, so it won't be hard to include them in your diet.

What else can you eat? Well, a fruit a day keeps the nerve damage at bay.

Of course, fruits are also rich in antioxidants and they make a delicious dessert for every meal.

What fruits can you eat?:

  • cranberries
  • red grapes
  • rasperries
  • strawberries
  • apricots
  • mangoes
  • papaya

Actually, many fruits are rich in antioxidants, so you can choose the ones that you like best.

Also, fruits can be included in different desserts. 

However, I advise you to eat them fresh. In this way, you will benefit from all their properties.

We should not forget about vegetables, right? Well, vegetables are also on our list.

So, you might want to try eating some carrots.

You might not know that, but carrots are also pretty versatile.

Thus, here are some recipes that you might want to prepare:

  • cakes
  • humus
  • salads
  • soups
  • fries

Actually, carrots can be eaten both raw and cooked. And guess what?

You can include them in desserts as well.

Our list finishes here, but as you can see these are just few of the foods that you can try.

There are many other tasty recipes and foods that are rich in antioxidants.

So, make sure that you include antioxidants in your daily diet and stay healthy.

SUMMARY

Antioxidants are vital for people who suffer from nerve damage.

That's because they can reduce inflammation and decrease nerve stress.

So, you can obtain the right amount of antioxidants by eating foods that contain them.

 

 


2. Omega-3 Foods


What comes first into your mind when you hear the word “omega-3 fatty acids”?

Well, for me omega-3 fatty acids and fish are linked together.

Of course, we all know that omega-3 fatty acids are beneficial for our health

However, did you know that omega-3 fatty acids are also helpful when it comes to nerve damage?

Yes, you've read it right! How can they help you?:

  •  speed up the recovery time from nerve damage [1]
  • ease your pain

As you can see, you definitely need to include omega-3 fatty acids in your daily meals.

How can you do that? Well, you need to eat foods that are rich in omega-3 fatty acids.

So, we need to make a list of the best foods that you can have.

What should we start with? With fish, of course.

Fish deserves to be at the top of our list because it is one of the greatest sources of omega-3.

Now, let's have a look at the types of fish that you can have:

  • salmon
  • mackerel
  • cod
  • sardines
  • herring
  • trout

How often should you eat fish? I recommend you have it two times per week.

Besides, if you want  to try more types of seafood, you can try the following:

  • shrimps
  • oysters
  • caviar

After you eat such delicious foods, you also need a tasty snack, right?

In this case, I have the most suitable snack for you, walnuts.

Actually, there are other types of nuts that are a great source of omega-3 fatty acids like:

  • peanuts
  • hazelnuts
  • pecan
  • pistachio

Beside nuts, you can also try having some seeds.

In fact, when it comes to foods rich in omega-3, chia seeds are some of the winners.

Chia seeds are pretty popular nowadays, so it will be easy to add them to different recipes.

To make your job easier, I'm also going to mention some of the recipes that you can try:

  • puddings
  • crackers
  • smoothies
  • salads
  • jam

All the foods mentioned here are so appetizing and healthy, I'm sure of that.

So, including them in your diet is an easy job, isn't it? 

Thus, tell me. Did I convince you to try them out?

SUMMARY

Omega-3 fatty acids are also important for your nerve health.

Thus, you need to make sure that your body gets the right amount of omega-3 fatty acids.

For that you need need to eat the right foods like fish or chia seeds.

 

 


3. Foods High In B Vitamins


Vitamin B complex is essential for those who suffer from nerve damage.

I intentionally said vitamin B complex because I will not refer only to a specific vitamin B.

In fact, there are more vitamins B that you might need – like B1, B6, or B12.

However, why are B vitamins important for you? Well, let's find out:

  • they sustain the good function of your nervous system
  • some nerve damage problems might be caused by vitamin B deficiency
  • accelerate the nerves' regeneration [2]

Now that you know why B vitamins are important for you, let's see how you can take them.

Of course, if you want, you can take a supplement that contains them.

Yet, there is another alternative to that. Can you guess which is that?

Of course, you can eat foods that are rich in B vitamins.

Our list will include some of the best foods for you, I can assure you. 

So let's start with leafy greens. Which vegetables are included in this category?:

  • spinach
  • cabbage
  • kale
  • spring greens

All of them are a great source of vitamin B9, so you surely need to include them in your diet.

What can you cook with them? Well, here are some ideas:

  • salads
  • soups
  • pasta
  • lasagna

Even if you don't love leafy greens after you taste some of these foods you might change your opinion.

Moreover, you will actually eat some very healthy foods.

If veggies are not your cup of tea, you can try eating eggs

Actually, eggs contain more B vitamins like:

  • vitamin B2
  • vitamin B5
  • vitamin B9
  • vitamin B12

You probably know already that eggs are some of the favorite foods for breakfast. 

So, it surely is easy to include them in your diet, isn't it?

Firstly, don't skip your breakfast.

Secondly, eat some eggs for breakfast (fried, boiled, scrambled, etc.)

If you want to have a perfect breakfast, don't forget to drink a glass of milk as well.

In fact, dairy products are also on our list thanks to the fact that they are high in B vitamins.

So, you can surely have the following:

  • yogurt
  • cheese
  • sour cream
  • butter

There are a lot of foods that you can try, right?

Remember, having a diversified diet is especially important if you are dealing with nerve damage.

So make sure that you eat the best foods for you and you'll see the difference.

SUMMARY

When it comes to nerve damage, B vitamins are definitely helpful.

That's because they sustain the function of your nerves and promote their regeneration.

So, some foods that are rich in B vitamins are leafy greens and eggs.

 

 


4. Potassium-Rich Foods


What is potassium?

Well, potassium is a mineral that is essential for our bodies.

To tell the truth, all the tissues from our bodies need potassium.

However, it is especially important for those who suffer from nerve damage issues.

Why is that so?:

  • potassium improves the function of your nerves
  • helps your nerve to transmit signals

So, potassium is not only vital for your overall health, but also for your body.

Now that you know all these details let's move on and talk about the food that you need to eat.

What should we start our list with?

Let's start with dried fruits. I bet you already like this remedy.

So, all you need to do is to relax and enjoy some dried fruits.

What dried fruits are best for you?:

  • apricots
  • raisins
  • prunes
  • dates

Of course, you don't need to eat those fruits whole, you can also include them in different sweets.

Let's continue our list with another popular food. I'm talking about avocado.

You probably know that avocado is loved by many people.

Actually, it deserves to be included in so many recipes because it has so many properties:

  • a great source of nutrients
  • has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties
  • contains healthy fats

As avocado is quite versatile, you can easily include it in both sweet and salty dishes.

Lets's stick to fruits for now and let's talk about bananas.

Bananas might be the most well-known source of potassium. 

Obviously, you can eat bananas whole, but you can also prepare some recipes with them.

Let me give you some examples:

  • bronies
  • banana bread
  • ice-cream
  • pancakes
  • muffins

These recipes must be mouthwatering, I'm sure of that.

I'm certain that you want to try them out immediately.

Yet, I need to tell you something more. There are lots of foods that contain potassium.

So, you shouldn't limit yourself just to those mentioned here, especially when it comes to fruits and vegetables.

However, make sure that you include potassium in your daily meals and you won't regret it!

SUMMARY

Potassium is good for your nerves because it improves their function.

Therefore, you surely need to include potassium in your daily meals.

You can do that by eating foods that are rich in potassium like avocados and bananas.

 

 


5. Foods High in Magnesium


Magnesium is another mineral that is vital for our organisms.

So, it is important to get the right amount of magnesium every day.

However, it is even more important to do that if you are struggling with nerve damage issues.

That's because magnesium plays a crucial role when it comes to the function of your nerves.

How come?:

  • in essential for nerve transmission
  • promotes the regeneration of nerves [3]
  • protects your healthy nerves

How can you get the right amount of magnesium?

The first option is to take a supplement that contains magnesium.

However, the second option is more natural.

All you have to do is to eat foods that are rich in magnesium. Which are those foods?

This might surprise you, but dark chocolate is one of the greatest sources of magnesium.

I know, we talk about healthy foods here.

Yet, eating some dark chocolate from time to time might actually be helpful.

Of course, you can also incorporate it into various sweets:

  • cakes
  • truffles
  • brownies
  • muffins

I bet you can't wait to eat those sweets.

However, keep in mind that moderation is key when it comes to sweets.

Now, let's move on to some healthy seeds.

When it comes to magnesium-rich foods, seeds should definitely be on our list.

What seeds are best for you?:

  • flax
  • pumpkin seeds
  • chia seeds

How can you eat them?

Well, you might want to include them in various recipes like:

  • pudding
  • jam
  • pancakes
  • salads
  • bread

If you want to enjoy a snack while you are watching a movie, some nuts are what you are looking for.

There are a variety of nuts that you can eat. Should I mention them to you?

If you insist on that, let's see what nuts are best for your nerve damage problem:

  • almonds
  • cashew 
  • Brazil nuts

Now that you know what you have to eat, make sure that you include magnesium in your daily meals.

You've seen that all the foods that I mention here are delicious and healthy.

So, what stops you from eating them?

SUMMARY

Magnesium is another important mineral for you and your nerve problem.

It also promotes the regeneration of your nerves and improves your overall health.

Thus, keep in mind that is vital to eat foods rich in magnesium like pumpkin seeds.

 

 


6. Vitamin C-Based Foods


Every time you have a cold you hurry to take vitamin C, right?

Of course, vitamin C is essential for those who are having a cold or flu.

However, let me tell you something that might surprise you. 

Vitamin C is also beneficial for those who are dealing with nerve damage problems.

How come?:

  • prevents nerve pain
  • sustains the function of your nerves
  • can soothe your nerve pain
  • works as an antioxidant

How can you get the amount of vitamin C that you need?

Well, taking a supplement that contains it is always an option, you already know that.

Yet, I'm sure you want to find out a more natural way of obtaining it.

Yes, I'm talking about foods. You need to eat foods that are rich in vitamin C.

Which are those foods? Well, let's take them in order.

The greatest source of vitamin C is the Kakadu plum. Have you ever heard of Kakadu plums before?

In fact, Kakadu plums have the highest concentration of vitamin C ever when it comes foods.

How can you eat them?

  • fresh 
  • as jam
  • added to various recipes

Let's return to some more well-known foods and discuss about citrus fruits.

As you probably heard already, citrus fruits are another great source of vitamin C.

Furthermore, they can be included in numerous recipes. Here are some examples:

  • juices
  • detox water
  • cakes
  • salads

So, if you don't like to eat them raw, you can juice them or prepare other dishes with them.

Now, let's talk a little bit about vegetables. Of course, those are also on our list.

If you are a veggie lover you can try the following:

  • broccoli
  • cauliflower
  • peppers
  • Brussels sprouts

As those vegetables are pretty versatile, you can include them in different recipes.

So, make sure that you eat foods rich in vitamin C and improve your nerve health.

Remember, what you eat tells who you are. Thus, eat healthily and be healthy.

SUMMARY

Vitamin C should not be taken only when you are having a cold or flu.

In fact, vitamin C can soothe your nerve pain and promotes nerve regeneration.

For those reasons, you should eat foods that are high in vitamin C like citrus fruits.

 

 


7. Get More Vitamin D


Now, we are talking about another vitamin that is important for you.

This is vitamin D. So make sure that you add it to your list.

However, how can vitamin D be good for people who suffer from nerve damage?

Well, it is all about its benefits. Thus, let's have a look at them:

  • improves the nerve function
  • promotes the regeneration of the nerves
  • reduces your symptoms

This being said, let's start looking at the foods that you need to eat.

I already said that fish is good for you, but guess what? It is also rich in vitamin D.

Yet, as I previously told you what types of fish to eat, I won't insist on that anymore.

What else can we add to our list?

Well, mushrooms are also worth mentioning. That's because they are a good source of vitamin D too.

What can you prepare with them? Lots of dishes, of course:

  • soups
  • pasta
  • salads
  • spaghetti
  • lasagna

I bet you can't wait to taste these foods, am I right?

I have a surprise for you. Actually, you can also eat foods that are fortified with vitamin D.

These can easily be found on the market. Yet, what are those foods:

  • almond milk
  • orange juice
  • fortified cereals
  • yogurt

Besides, there are some more details about vitamin D that I need to mention.

Unfortunately, they are not related to food, but they are beneficial for you, you'll see.

Let me get to the point.

The point is that you can also get the amount of vitamin D that you need by staying in the sun.

Easy and surprisingly, right?

So, beside eating foods, make also sure that you spend at least 30 minutes outside.

Embrace a healthy lifestyle and your nerve health will improve!

SUMMARY

Vitamin D is also on our list because of its benefits.

Thanks to those it can reduce your symptoms and boosts the function of your nerves.

So, eating foods that are rich in vitamin D (mushrooms) is certainly a must.

 

 


My Final Verdict


Are you suffering from nerve damage?

Do you want to improve the function of your nerves by eating healthily?

Here are some of the best foods that heal nerve damage:

  • Antioxidants-rich foods
  • Foods Rich In Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  • Foods high in vitamin B
  • Potassium-rich foods

What do you have to do? Include the foods that I mentioned here in your daily diet.

If you do that, I'm sure that your nerve health will improve and you will be able to enjoy yourself!

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References:

1. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-28495596/

2. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/-34337067/

3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/-PMC8385315/

 

 

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