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.

EAT:

  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

AVOID:

  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 healthline.com.

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

Happy eating!

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