Job 12:13 - “To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his.
With chronic pain your appetite can go either way - not feeling like eating or eating everything in sight. Regardless, it’s important to eat a healthy diet being careful to eat foods that will promote the right benefits especially for those battling chronic pain and illness.
You'll find the benefits of vitamins and which foods they can be found in the article, "Listing of Vitamins," on health.harvard.edu, such as Vitamin A for vision, Thiamin for the body's energy, Riboflavin for energy, Niacin for energy and nervous system, Pantothenic Acid to help convert food into energy, Vitamin B6 and B12 may lower homocysteine levels and reduce the risk of heart disease, Biotin for energy, Vitamin C as an antioxidant, Choline helps make and release neurotransmitters, Vitamin D for the bones, Vitamin E an antioxidant, Folic Acid for new cell creation, and Vitamin K helps activate proteins and calcium.
Now that you’ve read the article above and looked at the benefits of vitamins, my next post will discuss the benefits of minerals for the body.
And just in case you feel a bit overwhelmed with all of this information, realize that God is wise and he will counsel us on what foods are the best for us. He also uses other people who possess knowledge in nutrition who can guide us through making the right food choices.
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.