- November 14, 2019
- Posted by: FloridaSpine
- Category: Health & Diet
Strength and fitness through healthy eating habits requires the active involvement of all health professionals, including chiropractors. Chiropractic care focuses on the entire person, so it makes sense your chiropractor would be interested in recommending food programs that help you experience total well-being.
Here are five of our favorite diet & health tips on staying fit through proper nutrition.
Avoid Sugar Calories
Sugary drinks like sodas and fruit juices are strongly associated with obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and more. They can also make you feel sluggish. Plenty of water, on the other hand, keeps you well-hydrated, lubricates your body’s joints, and cushions the spinal cord, brain, and other sensitive tissues.
Indulge Your Nutty Side
Nuts are high in fat, but they’re also incredibly nutritious. Loaded with magnesium, fiber, and vitamin E, they can help you lose weight and boost your body’s metabolism.
Get Enough Protein
Protein is particularly important for weight loss which in turn reduces stress on your joints. High protein intake boosts metabolism and makes you feel fuller on fewer calories. It also reduces food cravings, so you eat less.
Go Easy on Refined Carbs
Carbs in and of themselves are not bad for you, but all carbs are not created equal. Refined carbs are highly processed to remove their fiber, are relatively low in nutrients, and have been linked to several metabolic diseases.
Spice Things Up
Ginger and turmeric both have excellent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects which is great news for your joints, tissues, and muscles. Try to include them as often as possible when preparing meals.
Good nutrition is an important complement to chiropractic care and can help address specific complaints while enhancing your overall diet & health. It supports everything from sports injury rehabilitation to increasing energy and reducing fatigue.
To learn more about developing better diet & health habits that work in conjunction with your chiropractic treatments, contact Florida Spine Chiropractic & Physical Therapy today for a personalized consultation.