4 Nutritions Ways to Reduce Back Pain!
Our diet determines not only our body mass (which makes us gain or lose weight), but also and above all, it has a direct impact on our health, our form, our physical performance and our mental performance.
However, between preconceived ideas which die hard, sources that are not always reliable, and the multiple and sometimes contradictory information that circulates, achieving a balanced diet can often seem complicated and very restrictive.
We wanted to make these first lessons simple, fun and effective. We want them to provide neophytes with the essential keys to understanding a healthy and balanced diet!
Your body’s response to stimulus and it’s crucial for your survival. But sometimes, inflammation can be chronic and cause constant pain, swelling and loss of function. This can occur in the spine due to conditions such as arthritis, a herniated disc or a fracture.
One of the easiest ways to decrease inflammation is to watch what you eat. Certain foods can trigger inflammation in the body, while others can help reduce it. Knowing what foods to stick to and what to stay away from can help reduce your pain and keep you on your feet.
Here are 4 nutrition ways to reduce back pain caused by inflammation:
- Switch to plant-based foods and cut back on animal products
- Avoid trans fat and saturated fat. These are found in fried or processed foods and can boost inflammation
- Limit your sugar. Sugars are found in many carbohydrate-rich foods, so keep your daily serving of carbs to the suggested amount
- Replace white breads with healthy carbs such as fruits, vegetables, whole-grains, beans, peas and corn
BE CAUTIOUS AT THE GROCERY STORE
Remember, not all food is what it seems. Be cautious of foods that claim to have “0% trans fat.” If you look at the ingredients and see the words “partially hydrogenated,” then the product contains hidden trans fat that can contribute to a painful flare up.
Walk toward the fruit and vegetables, which are rich in anti-inflammatory agents such as omega-3 fatty acids. Some good choices include soybeans, Brussels sprouts, kale and spinach. Other foods that are rich in omega-3s include fish, walnuts, flax seeds and chia seeds. Cucumen, which is found in the spice turmeric, also helps with inflammation and can be added to almost any dish you’re preparing.
KEEP IT HEALTHYEating nutrient-rich food is great for your health, but too much of a good thing can cause more harm than good. Keep track of your portion sizes and eat the recommended daily amount.
Now that you have read this article, I hope that you have a better understanding of how and why healthy dietary habits are so important to your health.
JUICE RECIPES FOR INFLAMMATION
- 5 Carrots, 1/2 Beet, 1 Cucumber and 1/2 Parsley bunch
- 1 Cucumber, 3 Celery stalk, 4 Kale leaves, handful of Spinach, 2-3 Granny Smith Apples, knob Ginger, 1cm turmeric & 1/2 Lemon (rind removed)
- 1 Cilantro bunch, 2 Cucumbers, 2 Celery stalks, 1 Lime & 2 Pears