Managing Chronic Pain with Low-Sugar Baked Goods


Managing Chronic Pain with Low-Sugar Baked Goods

Dealing with chronic pain daily is such a difficult part of life. It could be pain in the joints, which are clear signs of arthritis. It could pain in the muscles such as the back. It could also even be a headache. Unfortunately, many of us experience that. What’s even worse is that we can’t even cope with the pain with some heavenly baked goods that could make our mouths water with cravings.

Forget about chocolate cake covered with chocolate ganache made with whipped cream. We should also ignore cravings for cookies drizzled with dulce de leche sauce. It’s hard to do, but we have to. High sugar intake, after all, is not good for people who deal with chronic pain.

But this doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy baked goods forever. You can turn to those that have low sugar content. It can be hard to find satisfying baked goods that have low sugar in bake shops, though. So why not try baking some for yourself? Here are some desserts that you can try. These should make sure that your last visit to a foot specialist for chronic pain doesn’t go to waste.

Vanilla Pear Galette

What’s a better way to celebrate this beautiful fall season? Well, with a dessert that lets out a waft of aromatics such as vanilla, Chinese five-spice powder, and cinnamon. A vanilla-pear galette only has a few spoonfuls of sugar. But, really, the spices are the stars of the show. What’s even great is that researchers have found that cinnamon can help with dealing with chronic pain. With this dessert, you’ll be satisfying a sweet tooth. But you won’t pay for it by dealing with amplified pain later in your joints.

Lemon and Blueberry Scones

pastriesInflammation is the culprit behind the chronic pain that you’re dealing with. So it’s highly recommended that you rely on foods that have anti-inflammatory properties. Some of them are berries, especially the dark-coloured ones. Lemon and blueberry scones are perfect for you because these pastries don’t rely on sugar for the sweetness. Rather, they rely on the blueberries. You’ll only need three tablespoons of sugar to mix with the dry ingredients. This is a far cry from other recipes that call for heaping cups of sugar. Apart from that, you can also sprinkle some sugar on top of the scones. But that’s only up to you. As someone dealing with chronic pain, you can do without the sugar on top. But the scones would still be just as good.

Golden Milk Cheesecake

Have you ever heard of golden milk? It’s also known as the popular Indian beverage called turmeric milk. This drink with a bright yellow colour is known to have many health benefits. It helps in boosting the immune system. It’s also a good drink that can prevent some diseases. But in your case, this milk can help in reducing inflammation and chronic pain. This is because turmeric contains lots of ginger, cinnamon, and curcumin—all of which contain anti-inflammatory properties. Baking a golden milk cheesecake would surely help you with the dessert cravings. Plus, this cheesecake also happens to be vegan and gluten-free! More health benefits for you to enjoy.

Almond Pear Tart

You might find it hard to believe, but it’s possible to bake an almond pear tart that’s low on sugar. Most recipes call for about a cup of sugar. But with this one, you can have only about a quarter cup. Apart from low sugar, the best parts of an almond pear tart are the almonds. Nuts, in general, are known to have anti-inflammatory properties. But almonds, in particular, are rich in antioxidants, which are good for fighting inflammation. An almond pear tart is perfect for a fall day. It’s also a great addition to the Thanksgiving table.

Sugar-Free Blackberry Cobbler

As said before, berries are good for dealing with chronic pain. Blackberries, especially, are rich in vitamin C, which can act as a good source of antioxidants to fight inflammation. To enjoy these berries and stave off chronic pain, you can bake a sugar-free version of a blackberry cobbler. It’s perfect for the summer or even the early fall.

Chronic pain is such a difficult part of life for some of us. We have to deal with daily by taking the proper medications, going on therapies, and watching our diet. But that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy good food. On hard days, baked goods are the perfect comfort food. So you can bake your own desserts, control the amount of sugar, and use ingredients that are good for chronic pain.

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