• Back Pain Diet and Nutrition

Diet and Nutrition
back pain diet and nutrition
Nutrient Action in body Food Sources
Calcium Maintain the normal level of bone mass, helps prevent development of osteoporosis. Almonds, sesame seeds, kale, turnip greens, white beans, black-eyed peas and oranges.
Vitamin C Reduces inflammatory process. Extremely important for healing problems caused by injured tendons, ligaments and vertebral discs, keep the bones and other tissues strong. Citrus fruits, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, green peppers, melons, kiwis, strawberries, alfalfa sprouts and the skins of potatoes.
Vitamin D Helps improve calcium absorption. Obtained by spending time in the early morning sunlight. Naturally occurring in egg yolks and fish oils; also found in most brands of fortified milk.
Iron Aids in the production of myoglobin, an important element of healthy muscles that are needed to support the spine. liver, pork, fish, shellfish, red meat and poultry; lentils, beans, soy, eggs, grains, and green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and broccoli.
Magnesium Helps in relaxing and contracting of muscles. Whole grains and whole-grain breads, beans, seeds, nuts, potatoes, avocados, bananas, kiwi fruit, and green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale and broccoli.

Avoid eating following foods since they are known to increase inflammation and pain:

diet & nutrition of backache
  • Red meat
  • White bread, white pasta, white rice
  • Whole-fat dairy products
  • Sugary drinks and snacks
  • Fried foods, chips, crackers, pastries
  • Caffeine, alcohol
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