Monday, 17 December 2018

Foods that can help ease back pain

Chronic back pain is an invisible-yet-crippling condition that many Americans suffer from daily. This kind of pain limits interactions and activities and is often the source of stress and anxiety. While there are many types of exercises that one can do to reduce back pain, altering your diet can also do wonders in alleviating the pain. Here are some examples of foods that you can add to your meals that can help ease back pain.
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 Kale: Kale has rich anti-inflammatory properties, which help reduce swelling and overall pain. Mix kale in your salads, smoothies, sandwiches, or fry them to make tasty kale chips as a snack.
Ginger: Ginger has lots of anti-inflammatories called “gingerols” that have been proven to alleviate pain in individuals suffering from arthritis. Increase your ginger intake by boiling them and drinking ginger tea, or cutting small pieces to put in soups, stews, and broths.

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Salmon: Salmon meat is filled with omega 3 fatty acid or the fat that helps reduce chronic pain. Salmon also has calcitonin, therefore reducing joint inflammation as it promotes blood regulation.
Olive oil: Rich in anti-inflammatory properties, olive oil is a healthier substitute for other kinds of oils. It is believed that olive oil contains similar compounds to ibuprofen, a known pain reliever.

Red grapes and turmeric: Red grapes have anti-inflammatory compounds called resveratrol that is known to fight and ease bodily pains. When mixed with turmeric in a smoothie or a salad, the pain relieving properties are enhanced.

Dr. Karl Jawhari, DC, founded Core Integrative Health, a practice specializing in medical services and alternative care such as spinal decompression, Class 4 Laser, rehab, and nutrition. For similar reads, click here .