8 Foods for Spinal Health

Comments by Amir Vokshoor, MD and Marina Chaparro, RDN, CDE, MPH

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Oils and vegetables with anti-inflammatory properties.

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3. Omega-9 fatty acids including olive oil, sesame oil, and avocados are high in “good fats” and also bring anti-inflammatory properties. Just eat in moderation, since some of these foods can be higher calories than other nutritional categories.

4. Deep green vegetables, such as spinach, broccoli, and kale, can help reduce back pain by reducing inflammation in the spinal column. Vegetables like carrots and peppers also lower a substance in the blood that’s related to inflammation.

 
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