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Foods for a Healthy Back

Did you know that eating certain foods can help you keep your back healthy and pain free? Proper nutrition can keep muscles in the back healthy and inflammation from occurring.

By the time you are an adult, you probably have experienced some form of back pain, whether it be mild or severe. Back pain is uncomfortable and often times limits your range of motion and mobility. Eating the right foods can help prevent issues from arising and keep your spine healthy


Eating a diet with the correct amount of calories for your body type is essential to a healthy back. Obesity adds extra weight to the body. As muscles and the spine work harder to support the added pressure, pain is sure to follow. A low calorie diet includes fiber rich fruit, vegetables and whole grains.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is said to have anti inflammatory properties and can act just like an over-the-counter pain reliever. Incorporating olive oil into your diet can help you keep inflammation down to a minimal in your back.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids

Omega-3 enriched foods like tuna, flaxseeds, soybeans and salmon can help keep you pain free. Studies have shown that omega-3 acts like a pain reliever and also reduces inflammation in the body. It also promotes healthy blood flow throughout the body.

Power Foods

Your body needs energy to stay active and to also keep muscles and bones strong. A diet rich in complex carbohydrates, protein and fiber will give you energy throughout the day. This will keep your muscles from becoming fatigued. Eating foods rich in calcium and vitamin D will keep the bones in your spine strong.

Eating a back healthy diet does not mean you will never experience back pain. It merely helps to keep your back as healthy as possible.

Also, this type of diet is not a substitution from seeking medical attention if you do experience back pain.

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