The spine is the support of the whole body. Forming the axial skeleton, it together with the ribs attached to it, protects the vital lungs and heart from mechanical damage, participates in two
The spine is the support of the whole body. Forming the axial skeleton, it together with the ribs attached to it, protects the vital lungs and heart from mechanical damage, participates in the movement of the body. In addition, thanks to the spine we can walk on two legs.
In the bony "case" of this part of the body is located the spinal cord, from which the nerve "roots" deviate to all organs and tissues of the body. Acting as a conductor of nerve impulses coming from the brain, the spine is divided into segments that are responsible for the work of various structures in the body.
It is clear to all of us that the spine is extremely important. Therefore, in order for him to take care of us, we must also think of him. One way to give him health and strength is to "feed" him properly.
Useful foods for the spine
- Green leafy vegetables. They contain a large amount of organic calcium, which is necessary for a healthy and strong spine. Especially useful are: celery, spinach, alfalfa and kale (alabash).
- Dairy products, cottage cheese and cheese. Natural milk, kefir, yogurt and other similar foods are the strength of the entire skeletal system, including the spine. The calcium contained in them is not deposited in the form of stones, but is completely consumed for the needs of the skeletal system.
- Onions and garlic. Protect the spine from infectious diseases, strengthening the body's immunity.
- Carrots. They are an excellent antioxidant, able to slow down the aging process of the body. Consumption of carrot juice with milk contributes to the growth and regeneration of bone tissue.
- Oily fish and seafood. They contain organic phosphorus and polyunsaturated fatty acids, which are necessary for the strength of the vertebrae.
- Jelly, cartilage and seaweed. These products are rich in substances that ensure the normal functioning of the intervertebral discs.
- Fish liver, egg yolk and butter. Sources of vitamin D, which is responsible for the preservation of calcium in the vertebrae.
- Herring and olive oil. They contain vitamin F, which has an anti-inflammatory effect on the spine.
- Citrus, blackcurrant and rosehip. Reliable sources of vitamin C, responsible for the nutrition of the spine.
Products harmful to the spine
- Tea, coffee, carbonated drinks. They remove calcium from the skeletal system, which softens the vertebrae.
- Alcohol. As a result of spasms of blood vessels after alcohol consumption, the nutrition of bone and cartilage tissues of the spine, as well as the spinal cord is disrupted.
- Oat products. Difficulty absorbing calcium.
- Fatty meat. Because it contains a large amount of cholesterol, it can disrupt the patency of blood vessels, resulting in poor nutrition of the spine.
- Sol. Excessive use retains fluid in the body. This can affect the condition of the brain, which is located inside the spine. It can constrict as a result of nearby blood vessels overflowing with fluid.
- In order for the spine to be healthy, it must be provided with complete nutrition and the average recommendations must be followed:
- to sleep on a flat, flat and soft enough bed;
- to alternate work and rest, to lead an active lifestyle, to do special therapeutic exercises for the spine, which will straighten the posture and strengthen the muscles of the back;
- moderate nutrition; unloading days and healing fasting cleanse the body of toxins and accelerate the excretion of salt from the body;
- to strengthen the immune system, volume can prevent inflammation of the spinal cord, recharge the body with vitality and energy;
- in order to avoid deformation of the vertebrae, proper weight lifting must be mastered;
- not to wear uncomfortable shoes that change the gait; if worn, the risk of curvature of the spine and intervertebral discs increases;
- The following procedures have a beneficial effect on the spine: massage, manual therapy, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, joint gymnastics, acupuncture, hirudotherapy (leech therapy).
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