2 ingredients that cause back pain

inflammatory ingredients

It may surprise you to learn that there are certain ingredients that cause back pain.

In fact, inflammatory foods play a major role in issues involving pain and discomfort.

When someone suffers from back pain there is always inflammation to be found somewhere.  This swelling is a process that’s created by the body in order to heal itself.

The swelling can also put significant pressure on the nerves in your body which you will interpret as pain.

Therefore, if you suffer from back pain, you definitely have inflammation occurring somewhere in your body.

There are many causes of inflammation: physical stress (bad sleeping position, sitting at a desk, bad posture, slip/fall), emotional stress, and even chemical stress (the food and drink you consume, air you breathe, etc.).

When talking about back pain, there are two foods you need to avoid as much as possible in order to limit inflammation.

  1. Sugar
  2. Gluten

Due to complex biochemical processes in our body, sugar turns into inflammation in your body (link to article).  This very inflammation process can lead to pain and discomfort in the back.

So, it’s important to read the food labels at the store and not purchase foods that are high in added sugar.  Keep in mind many companies alter labels in order to hide “sugar” by using different words, like “fructose”, “natural flavors”, etc.

Understanding what names are used to mask sugar will help you avoid it the next time you’re shopping at the store.

Gluten leads to inflammation as well.  This protein is found in a number of different items (chips, bread, cookies, etc.).

This specific protein isn’t something the body was designed to break down.

Therefore, in many people the protein actually rips through the gut lining, which leads to inflammation and healing.  Over time, this reaction contributes to a lot of symptoms and problems, such as pain.

If you’re suffering from back pain, these two ingredients that cause back pain need to be avoided at all costs!

Make a conscious effort to eat whole foods that are void of anything added.  When humans get involved, typically the quality and nutritional value of the food goes way down.