5 Foods to Avoid When Experiencing Low Back Pain

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If you’re experiencing low back pain, then it’s important to follow a healthy diet. Eating nutritious foods can help you heal faster. On the other hand, eating unhealthy foods will slow down the process. Here are five foods that you need to avoid:

  • Sugary Foods

Sugary foods are among the worst foods that you can eat. Not only can sugary foods trigger inflammation, but they can also cause weight gain. Excess weight can worsen back pain. You should also avoid foods with artificial sweeteners because they can also trigger inflammation.

  •  Vegetable Oil

Most vegetables are high in omega 6 fatty acids. These fatty acids are not necessarily bad. However, when you have more omega 6 fatty acids in your body than omega 3 fatty acids, this can trigger an inflammatory response. If you choose to use vegetable oil while you are cooking, then you should only use a small amount of it. Olive oil is one of the healthiest oils that you can cook with because it has monounsaturated fats.

  • Refined Grains

It is best to eat whole grains instead of refined grains. Pizza, cereal and white bread are some of the foods that are high in refined grains. Foods that are high in refined grains can cause an insulin spike. This can cause inflammation.

  • Dairy Products

Milk and other dairy products are often promoted as being a necessary part of a healthy diet. However, dairy products can trigger inflammation. Many people are lactose intolerant, which means that their bodies have a hard time digesting dairy.

  • Red Meat

Red meat may be a great source of protein, but it is something that you should avoid if you are suffering from back pain. Red meat has a substance in it called neu5gc. This substance promotes inflammation.

Changing your diet and receiving regular adjustments will help reduce back pain. By avoiding these foods, you will notice reduced inflammation and begin the journey towards living a healthy life free of back pain.

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