Food as a way to fight back pain

The Beam | Anti Inflammatory foods

You are what you eat.  We have heard that one before.  Eat junk, get fat  But eat junk, get lower back pain?  

I am a person who suffers from food allergies.  It is terrible. I have to watch everything that goes into my body. I know what certain foods do to my stomach but I never thought about what foods do to my back.  Foods can either trigger inflammation or they can help fight it.  Below is a list of things you should and should not eat if you want to try managing back pain with food.  For a more comprehensive list check out the full article.


  1. Flax
  2. Chia
  3. Carrots
  4. Beets
  5. Sweet Potatoes
  6. Cherries
  7. Kale
  8. Spinach
  9. Avocado
  10. Omega 3 rich foods like coldwater fish
  11. Lean protein


  1. Nightshade Veggies
    1. Tomatoes
    2. White Potatoes
    3. Eggplant
    4. Peppers
  2. Processed foods
  3. Saturated Fats

Try an elimination diet for the nightshade vegetables.  Take them all out for 2 weeks and then introduce them back one at a time for 2 weeks each to see how you feel.  It sounds a lot harder than it is.  

Here is a link to a delicious anti inflammatory Herb Salmon and Zucchini recipe.  For a 7 day meal plan check out

Eating anti inflammatory can be both delicious and great for your body.

Happy eating!

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