You’ve probably seen news reports about certain foods that can naturally reduce back pain. However, what the reporters don’t always tell you which foods work on back pain and which don’t.
Although there are dozens of foods that can help with back pain, only a few can be considered back pain destroying superfoods. These foods have special nutritional properties that go after back pain at its excruciating source: inflammation.
Pain Destroying Superfood #1: Salmon
The fact that salmon is on this list may not some as a surprise-salmon is a staple of any health nut. In case you didn’t know, the reason salmon is so unbelievably healthy is due to its enormous amount of omega-3s.
Omega-3s have amazing health benefits.
The reason that omega-3s can fight such a wide range of diseases is because it makes your body’s inflammation plummet like the Dow Jones!
If your back hurts, that means that you have inflammation in that area. Although certain medications may slightly decrease inflammation and pain, they are like a pea shooter to a nuclear weapon when compared to salmon.
Pain Destroying Superfood #2: Extra Virgin Olive Oil
If you’ve ever watched Rachel Ray’s cooking show, she’s always talking about EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) this and EVOO that. Now, her love for olive oil probably has more to do with taste than its ability to relieve back pain, but the sentiment is the same: EVOO is awesome!
If you’ve ever seen your doctor for back pain, one of the first things they probably did (after taking your co-pay) is give you a prescription for some ibuprofen. Ibuprofen is actually decent at reducing inflammation, but it has serious and sometimes deadly side effects.
On the other hand, extra virgin olive oil has the same chemical and biological properties as ibuprofen…with NONE of the vicious side effects.
Pain Destroying Superfood #3: Red Beans
Antioxidants are great for the body. They destroy nasty toxic substances that float around and do damage to your back cells that make pain worse.
The bad news is that most people don’t get nearly enough antioxidants. The chief reason for this is that the vast majority of us don’t go near fruits and vegetables! In case you’re wondering, no, acai berry can’t make up for a low antioxidant intake.
Recently, a University research study investigated the amount of antioxidants in about 100 common foods. They were surprised to find that the food that had the most wasn’t an Amazonian fruit, but a lowly bean. Although most beans were found to have high levels of antioxidants, red beans stood out from the pack.
If you’re frustrated with the success of your back pain treatments, try incorporating some of these superfoods into your diet-you should see a HUGE difference!
3 Superfoods That Destroy Back Pain!