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Foods That Promote a Healthier Back

By Genevieve Cunningham

Just like everything else that has to do with your health, what you eat can significantly affect the health of your back. While it might not immediately cause back pain, the foods that you choose definitely make a difference. To keep your back as healthy as possible and promote long-term wellness of the spine and body, take a look at these foods and add them to your diet today.

Ginger Root

This little addition to your diet has long been known to help fight different kinds of pain, especially nausea or stomach pain. But in recent years, researchers have also found it to be a natural anti-inflammatory food. This means that it can help reduce swelling, which then helps to reduce overall pain. Those who use this in their diet on a regular basis not only report better stomach health, but also a reduction in joint pain as well as some of that stiff, chronic back discomfort.

Olive Oil

Another natural inflammation fighter is the very healthy and very tasty addition of olive oil. The great thing about olive oil is that it is incredibly easy to use. You can add it to a ton of recipes, use it for frying or sauteing, or take it by the spoonful. This has been shown to help with joint pain, headaches, and boost overall health including that of your back.

Lean Fish

It seems as though lean fish, such as salmon or mahi mahi, is good for just about everything. Back health is no exception. It has healthy doses of omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for the back, the joints, the brain, and the heart. It’s also great for helping you keep your weight under control, which then helps to keep excess pressure off of the spine and eliminates and prevents pain in the area.

Along with eating a healthy diet, it’s also important to keep your spine healthy in other ways. A great way to do this is with chiropractic care. Chiropractors protect your spine by keeping the vertebrae properly aligned. This not only reduces pain, but may also improve flexibility, concentration, the immune system, and bring about various other benefits to your life. If you would like to try chiropractic care, check out The Joint Chiropractic. Chiropractors at The Joint are friendly and professional, and they make it easy to get care with walk-in visits and affordable pricing. Improve your diet and boost your spinal health with these easy to add foods and a quick trip to The Joint as soon as today.

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