Healthy Foods For People With Back Pain

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According to experts, back pain usually goes away within few days. Some foods with anti-inflammatory properties will help you relieve your pain if you add them to your daily diet. Following are foods that ease pain and prevent back pain you can consider.

1. Veggies and fruits

Almost all fruits and veggies are low in calories and high in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Consuming many fruits and vegetables can help maintain your weight more easily as well as help obese people lose weight. Keeping a healthy weight will reduce pressure on the spine, thereby relieving pain. Besides, some veggies and fruits possess very good pain-relieving properties such as cherries, blueberries, red grapes and citrus fruits high in vitamin C, which can delay the development of osteoarthritis and fight back pain.

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2. Fish

Fish contains a high level of omega-3 fatty acids that can beat inflammation. Back pain is a form of internal inflammation and you should include fish in your meals to reduce pain caused by back pain. A high content of omega-3 fatty acids helps lower inflammation drastically. If you do not like eat much fish, you can supply omega-3 from fish oil, which you need to ask the doctor for advice.

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3. Spices

In your daily meals, some spices including turmeric and ginger have pain-relieving properties that can protect joints.

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4. Nuts

- Black sesames: Black sesames can strengthen your health, treat joint pain and back pain in the elderly.

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- Lotus seeds: In the Eastern medicine, lotus seeds work well in fighting chronic back pain caused by bad kidneys.

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- Chestnuts: Chestnuts are good for kidneys, spleen and back. To treat back pain, you can eat 10 chestnuts per day or enjoy chestnut porridge regularly.

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To prevent back pain, you should avoid foods with high levels of fat and sugar (e.g, fast foods or fried dishes) because they can make your back pain more serious. So changing your diet is a way to effectively treat this disease. You should also combine a healthy diet with other treating methods such as doing light workouts, relaxing and using drugs for the best effect.

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Neil Karen has 386 articles online and 17 fans

I am a doctor at a general hospital in Washington DC. I am interested in issues related to health and environment. Currently, I am also a freelance writer for a health magazine.

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This article was published on 2013/08/05