Friday, 10 January 2014

Changing Dietary Habits Can Help Reduce Spinal Pain

Having spinal and joint pain is an issue for many people. By changing your diet it is possible to alleviate it. Following a special diet is not easy but is worthwhile in the long run. 

Omega Fatty Acids

Omega 6 fatty acids can increase spinal pain. The omega 3 and omega 9 acids helps by rebuilding cellular walls. These cells need to maintain fluidity which omega 3 and 9 fatty acids help rebuild.

Avoid Omega 6
Change your diet to one void of these types of acids. Egg yolks, sunflower oil and many other foods contain omega 6 fatty acids. These are pro-inflammatory which produces eicosanoids. This causes discomfort and increased levels of pain.

Omega 9 Acids
Choosing a diet to one rich in omega 9 fatty acids will help fight spinal and joint pain. Omega 9 keeps joints from further deterioration and eventually helps to rebuild them. A deficiency of omega 9 is a cause of stiff and painful joints. Eating a lot of food with these omega 9 fatty acids will help rebuild your cellular walls and eliminate some of the pain and discomfort.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Omega 3 fatty acids help in preventing spinal pain. They are great for all the bones and joints in your body. These are found in most fish with sardines and salmon being among the best sources. Flax seeds as well as walnuts are great providers of these omega 3 fatty acids. People with type 2 diabetes can benefit from omega 3.