• Lumbar Spondylosis Diet and Nutrition

Diet and Nutrition
Foods to Include:
  • Calcium: Calcium is the most essential nutrient needed for guarding and strengthening our bones. It also helps in building the necessary support structure in our bones. Foods like dairy products like milk,;dark green vegetables, peas and beans, salmon are good sources of calcium.
  • Vitamin D: Foods rich in vitamin D include mushrooms, egg yolk, salmon and sardines
  • Vitamin C: Vitamin C helps in collagen formation. Collagen is an essential component needed to form cartilage which weakens in Lumbar Spondylosis. Foods rich in vitamin C are orange and red colored fruits,vegetables like oranges, lemons, grape fruits, papaya, carrots, pumpkin etc. can be consumed.
  • Vitamin E: Vitamin E stimulates the cartilage building proteins in our body to reduce the inflammation and help relieve the stiffness and pain. Sunflower oil, wheat germ oil is good sources of vitamin E and should be included in your diet.
  • Ginger and Garlic have natural anti-inflammatory properties which can be made a part of one’s diet.
  • Minimize the intake of salt and sugar in your diet as much as possible.
  • Drink plenty of water up to 10 glasses per day and stay hydrated.
  • High fiber diet rich in green leafy vegetables, low in proteins and fats is the best choice of diet.

Foods to Avoid:
  • Avoid processed and canned foods as much as possible.
  • Do not consume foods with artificial colors, additional preservatives in foods as they are known to affect your health eventually.
  • Patients with increased uric acid in their blood or those with uric acid diathesis should avoid foods like urad dal, toor dal, grapes, citrus fruits, beans, cauliflower, sweets, and nuts.
  • Avoid high protein and high fat filled foods.