Odds are you've never heard of this ancient grain, but there's good reason to make it a staple if you deal with chronic pain. "Einkorn is packed with fiber, which effectively removes potentially irritating and inflammatory toxins from the body," says Koff. "It's also loaded with magnesium, which helps the body relax and recover when injured." This grain is a key component to the Mediterranean diet, which research shows is highly effective at reducing pain-causing inflammation in the body.
How to sneak this ancient grain into you diet? Swap einkorn flour for whole wheat or white flower when you bake or use einkorn pasta in your favorite Italian recipes. If you can't find these products at your go-to grocery store, head to the health foods store.