Most of us are aware that good nutrition is vital to health and well-being. However did you know? What we eat can help get us out of pain, or can contribute to pain in the muscles and the connective tissue of the body.
Unfortunately much of the population tend to lead lives of over consumption and under nutrition. The vitamins and minerals in our foods are essential for the proper metabolism in our body.
The standard UK diet is highly processed, high in sugar, salt and trans-fat. These ingredients cause oxidative stress (internal stresses related to our biochemistry).
Oxidadative stress is due to free radical production. Free radicals are very reactive molecules that attack the tissues of the body leading to chronic systemic low grade inflamation in the body, ultimately causing degenerative changes and disease. Free radicals also stimulate pain receptors in the muscle and connective tissue. This is why many chronic pain conditions become chronic in the first place.
Free radicals are mopped up by anti-oxidants. The body produces some anti-oxidants itself, but most are ingested in our foods. Examples of anti-oxidants are vitamins. Therefore it is important to eat a whole food diet rich in vitamins and minerals.
If we eat junk food we make junk parts.
Be aware of the food you eat.
Is your diet abundant in nutrients?
Or is your diet inflammatory.?
You are what you eat at the end of the day.
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