Can You Eat To Beat Back Pain?

Research suggests that what you eat could be contributing to your back pain and making certain dietary changes could actually be a lot more effective than popping pain pills. Reducing foods that trigger inflammation, a major cause of back pain, whilst increasing those foods with anti-inflammatory properties can make for a much tastier alternative to drugs. The added benefit of fresh healthy ingredients is the natural boost to overall health and wellbeing rather than a paragraph full of detrimental side effects.

Eating a predominantly vegetarian diet with oily fish 2 to 3 times a week and the occasional serving of organic meat or poultry is the best way to ensure you gain plenty of anti-inflammatory nutrients.  Replace refined grains with wholegrain alternatives but still limit these to no more than one serving per day.  Add essential fat and mineral-rich seeds like chia, flax, pumpkin, hemp and sunflower seeds to breakfast, salads and smoothies.  Make sure you have at least two servings of greens daily and experiment with spices like ginger and turmeric.

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