Food for the spine: 7 ingregients against the destruction of ligaments, vertebrae, tendons and joints

Food for the spine: 7 ingregients against the destruction of ligaments, vertebrae, tendons and joints

I never thought the spine needed special food. However, I recently read about a new finding of scientists who found that the activity of vertebral bodies and joints, as well as the ligamentous apparatus is disturbed by the wrong diet no less than by neglecting the norms of physical activity or lack thereof.

Various international studies have identified the most important foods that will ensure the normal function of the spine, deliver the necessary elements in all its parts and tissues, help improve metabolism, reduce degenerative processes. The right ingredients will increase the elasticity and firmness of the back.

If you think your spine only needs calcium, you’re wrong. The spine needs magnesium, phosphorus, and zinc. It needs proteins of animal origin, mucopolysaccharides, as well as vitamins B, A, C.

Below I will tell you about healthy foods for the spine. All information is of an introductory nature, consult your doctor about prevention and treatment.

1. Dairy products

I think the most anticipated products for the spine are dairy, and you’re right. They are first on this list.

Food for the spine: 7 ingregients against the destruction of ligaments, vertebrae, tendons and joints

All dairy products are good for the spine, including hard cheeses. American scientists have proven that daily milk in the diet of older men had a positive effect on the density and strength of all vertebral elements.

Don’t forget, vitamin D is needed to get the calcium going to the bones in the right direction.

2. Sea fish and Vitamin D

The fact that fatty fish helps the spine I probably won’t surprise you either. I’ll just ask: How often do you have saltwater fish on the table?

Food for the spine: 7 ingregients against the destruction of ligaments, vertebrae, tendons and joints

The healthiest fish for eating is trout. But it is expensive and not everyone can afford it. However, salmon and sardines are available to everyone. These types of fish contain a lot of useful substances. In particular, doctors found that vitamin D, contained in trout and salmon, can speed up tissue regeneration even in severe parathyroid gland pathology.

Of course, if you wan’t take health from fish, it is important to cook it properly. Under no circumstances do not overcook it: the ruddy crust only looks beautiful, but there is no benefit from eating such fish. It is better to bake the fish or stew. Mackerel baked in foil or sea bass stewed in milk is very tasty.

3. Food for children’s backs

Pumpkin seeds and peanuts are good for children’s spine health. They contain a lot of zinc, which helps better absorb vitamin D and calcium. Let your children eat peanuts, it is recommended by doctors.

Food for the spine: 7 ingregients against the destruction of ligaments, vertebrae, tendons and joints

Will it save your child from scoliosis? No. But it will be one more contribution to strengthening his posture. Only by small, but faithful steps we reach harmony of body and health.

4. Garlic

Spicy garlic is not only useful in fighting viruses and bacteria. It also activates the immune system, thereby reducing the risk of infectious and inflammatory damage to the spinal cord.

Food for the spine: 7 ingregients against the destruction of ligaments, vertebrae, tendons and joints

Garlic also regulates cholesterol and helps you lose excess weight, which ultimately reduces strain on the spine. A group of Argentine scientists also concluded that garlic increases bone mineral density in the spine.

Just don’t overeat it. Remember: garlic can irritate the gastric mucosa. It is also a natural antibiotic which can affect the organism’s microflora.

5. Onions

This product is very high in vitamin C. It protects muscles and tissues from viruses and inflammation, plus it stimulates bone development.

Food for the spine: 7 ingregients against the destruction of ligaments, vertebrae, tendons and joints

American scientists have found that the antioxidant properties of green onions protect the musculoskeletal system from metabolic or toxic damage. And regular onions in the daily diet can reduce the risk of osteoporosis by 20%.

Green onions and broccoli help calcium to be better absorbed, and these vegetables reduce the risk of fractures and inflammation of the joint system.

6. Carrots

This is a tasty and inexpensive product with which you can make dozens of salads.

Food for the spine: 7 ingregients against the destruction of ligaments, vertebrae, tendons and joints

Carrots are not only a source of beta-carotene (A), they also contain vitamin E (this vitamin is also responsible for bone repair). Carrots will help maintain a good mineral density of the spine, plus enhance tissue regeneration.

7. Broths

If you want a healthy back, eat more rich soups and broths. Broths should definitely be bone broths (cook them together with tendons, cartilage, even skin). Such broths are rich in hyaluronic acid, which helps to restore already our ligaments, tendons, joints.

Food for the spine: 7 ingregients against the destruction of ligaments, vertebrae, tendons and joints

There is evidence that hyaluronic acid increases the collagen content of damaged ligaments. Do not give up meat broths with by-products, with deforming diseases of the spine, they help regenerate the joint tissues and ligamentous apparatus.

What doesn’t your spine like?

  1. The spine does not like alcohol and salt. Alcohol washes out useful substances (e.g. calcium), and salt has an osteotoxic effect: it destroys vertebrae, joints, ligaments, and delays calcium delivery;
  2. Coffee is also bad for the spine (in large quantities). This drink washes calcium out of the body, so better drink coffee in moderation, no more than 2-4 cups a day;
  3. Various food additives are also bad for back health (such as preservatives, sweeteners), as well as consuming large amounts of sugar.

The right diet will help keep your spine healthy. However, it is important to remember that food can never replace medications prescribed by a specialist, and especially food is unable to replace special therapeutic exercise, and regular exercise, too. Without movement your spine will weaken and your back will not be strong. But this is a topic for a separate article and conversation.


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