Diet & Nutrition For A Healthy Spine

By: Spine Specialist Global, Oct 17, 2018
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What can I eat to keep a healthy spine?

Are you strict with your diet or you just eat whatever you feel like eating? Do you often complain of back pain? Did you know that your diet affects your spine health?

As you age, it is common for you to experience increased aches, pain and joint stiffness. Many of you will experience a decline in function and flexibility which are expected as your bones and intervertebral disks begin to deteriorate over time. But, there’s nothing for you to worry about. You can do several things to help maintain your spine health in good condition. One of these ways is eating food that will help prevent back pain.

If you are interested to know which foods or diet you need to have a healthy back, below is an excerpt of an article you can read:

Choosing the Right Foods for Optimal Nutrition

Eating a balanced diet with the right amount and variety of vitamins and nutrients can reduce back problems by nourishing the bones, muscles, discs and other structures in the spine. While a healthy diet calls for many vitamins and nutrients, this partial list highlights a number of healthy choices that can be directly beneficial for back pain patients.

Calcium has received much attention as the most prominent of bone minerals. It is essential for bone health and helps maintain the necessary level of bone mass throughout the lifespan, and especially in old age.

Magnesium is a key mineral in the structure of the bone matrix and is also required for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body. It is found in green leafy vegetables, fish, beans, seeds, nuts, whole grains, yogurt, avocados, bananas, and dark chocolate (70% cocoa or higher).

Vitamin D3 helps the body absorb calcium, which is crucial for the development of strong and healthy bones. Without sufficient vitamin D, bones can become thin, brittle, or misshapen. Vitamin D is found naturally in only a few foods, including fatty fish (salmon), liver (or cod liver oil), and egg yolks.

Those are some of the foods and diet you can try to have a healthy spine. Or, if you are already including some of those foods in your diet, it would be good if you keep eating them to prevent back pain or spine problems. Again, there are many ways you can try to keep your spine healthy.

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