Our body weight and the food we eat can affect different parts of our bodies. Carrying extra weight can put strain on your spine resulting in lower back pain. Eating healthy and maintaining a nutritional balance in your
diet can help with weight loss which will take the stress off of certain areas of the body.
Achieving Proper Nutrition in Your Diet
Don't skip meals: Your body will recognize when you skip a meal and it will not have the fuel to turn to energy. So instead your metabolism slows down and your body begins to store excess food as glucose and fat. If you body is fed regularly, then it will break down the fat instead of storing it.
Drink water. Avoid soda and sweetened drinks. Most nutritionists will say that women need at least two liters of water a day and men should drink three liters of water daily.
Eat lean protein. Some researchers suggest that protein may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. Protein helps strengthen muscles and can act as building blocks for containing enzymes in the
body which maintain metabolic rates.
Consume more whole grains. Eating whole grains such as whole grain cereal and whole wheat breads will help you get the fiber you need. Increasing your fiber intake can reduce the risk for colon cancer, heart disease and other diseases. Fiber helps control your cholesterol and blood sugar as well as makes you feel full.
Eat more fruits and vegetables. A healthy diet contains at least five daily servings of fruits and vegetables. Vegetables and fruits are naturally high in vitamins, mineral and fiber. They are also low in calories and critical to proper nutrition.
These nutritional tips along with quality chiropractic care from Dr. Banker will help you maintain a healthier more vibrant body and assist you in reaching your wellness goals.
Dr. Dennis Banker
- Your Elk Grove Chiropractor -