If you’re thinking of ways to give the health of your joints a boost, you may be surprised to find out that the food you eat can actually have a pretty big impact. In fact, studies have shown that there is often a direct link and correlation between a person who eats healthy or unhealthy food, and the amount and severity of back and joint pain that they experience on a daily basis.
As if you needed yet another reason to focus on eating a more nutritious diet and losing any extra pounds that you may be currently carrying around, you will probably want to follow these tips to improve your diet and your back and joint health as well. As I learned from an interesting post that was written up by the Arthritis Foundation, here are some of the best tips and reasons why you can eat your way to a healthier back and joints.
If you experience a lot of pain or stiffness in your knees, this may be due to the fact that you are carrying more weight than your body can support. Even just a few extra, yet unnecessary, pounds are enough to place a lot of stress and strain on your knee joints, which can end up causing more and more physical discomfort over time. Scientific studies have shown that even just shaving off as little as eleven pounds can improve joint health, and even reduce the risk of developing osteoarthritis in one or both knees by up to fifty percent.
As for what you can and should be eating, do your best to load up on a diet that has plenty of calcium, which can strengthen your bones and keep the risk of osteporosis at bay. You probably already know that foods such as full-fat yogurt and whole milk are able to provide plenty of calcium, but what if you are lactose intolerant, or just trying to stay away from too much dairy due to an insensitivity? Believe it or not, foods such as kale, broccoli, figs, and even salmon can provideyou with plenty of calcium. You can always consult with your primary healthcare provider about taking calcium supplements for better joint health.
If you combine these healthy lifestyle choices with regular chiropractic treatment sessions, you will more than likely notice improved flexibility in your joints, and overall better health across your body.
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