Proper nutrition in osteochondrosis: the most important recommendations
In the treatment of almost any disease, much attention is paid to nutrition. Osteochondrosis is no exception: proper nutrition in osteochondrosis helps to strengthen the structure of the spine, to prevent exacerbations of the disease and to facilitate its course.
The peculiarity of therapeutic nutrition for osteochondrosis is that does not need any sharp change of diet, you do not have to give up most of your favorite dishes, as with many other diets. In general, the recommendations on nutrition against the background of osteochondrosis are quite general and correspond to the principles of healthy nutrition.
The main characteristics of a diet for osteochondrosis:
Low caloric value.
The prevalence of sour-milk and plant products in the diet.
The balance of the diet.
Restriction of certain harmful products and dishes.
Let's analyze each point in detail.
1. Low calorie content of
Obesity is one of the risk factors for the development of osteochondrosis. And with the already formed disease, overweight accelerates the destruction of intervertebral discs and contributes to the occurrence of complications( radicular syndrome, infringement of disc herniation, etc.).Therefore, if you have extra pounds, be sure to follow a low-calorie diet.
To combat excess weight successfully, reduce the daily caloric intake of the diet smoothly:
- Gradually replace the refined carbohydrates( sweets, pasta, bakery products) with carbohydrates from vegetables and fruits, preferably fresh.
- Set yourself an achievable task: refuse first of any one definitely harmful product that you are accustomed to using daily, but without which you will easily manage. For example, completely exclude mayonnaise or sweet pastries from your menu. After a week, remove from the diet one more product, etc. Achieving reasonably set goals will not only help you lose weight, but will give you confidence in yourself, in your own abilities.
- And on the contrary: if you can not refuse any product or dish, even if it is very harmful, then leave it in your diet. But reduce the proportion of similar in composition dishes. For example, you can continue to eat chocolate, giving up candy or sweet tea.
2. Prevalence in the ration of sour-milk and plant products
The milk-vegetable diet is characterized by a high content of exactly the vitamins, macro- and microelements that are required to improve the state of bone and cartilaginous tissue.
Cheese, cottage cheese, kefir and other sour-milk products are rich in calcium and phosphorus, they have a lot of easily digestible protein with essential amino acids. From fresh vegetables and fruits, we get various vitamins and fiber, which, among other things, contributes to weight loss. Nuts and vegetable oils( sunflower, corn, mustard, olive) serve as a source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, normalizing fat metabolism and preventing the accumulation of cholesterol.
3. Balanced diet
Nutrition for osteochondrosis should be balanced and full. To at least partially restore the strength and elasticity of the cartilaginous tissue, strengthen the bone structure, it is necessary to ensure the supply of a sufficient number of proteins, fats, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins. In no case should you adhere to the so-called mono-diet( buckwheat, kefir, etc.) or diets with a sharp restriction of any food components( the Kremlin diet, the Atkins diet, etc.).
As a source of protein, it is better to choose low-fat meat, fish and dairy products;fats are obtained from vegetable oils and fish;carbohydrates - from fresh vegetables, fruits and cereals.
4. Limitation of certain harmful products and dishes
Products that should be excluded from their diet or significantly limited, can be divided into two groups:
High-calorie foods and dishes - sugar, bakery and bakery products( especially rich), sweets and chocolate( they can be replaced with jam, honey, marmalade), pasta, butter, lard, fatty meat and poultry.
Products that have irritating effect on tissues that can enhance inflammatory reaction and pain: coffee, strong tea, salinity, pickled and fried dishes, smoked foods, alcohol. It is especially important to exclude them in the presence of radicular syndrome in the background of osteochondrosis of the spine.
Although the diet alone can in no way replace drugs and physiotherapy, it perfectly complements these methods of treating osteochondrosis. In addition, if you eat right, this will have the most positive effect on your overall health.
Nutrition for osteochondrosis of the spine
In the treatment of such an unpleasant spinal disease as osteochondrosis, in addition to the use of medicines, exercise therapy, manual therapy and physiotherapy procedures, nutrition is of no small importance. It must be remembered that nutrition for osteochondrosis of the spine must necessarily be fractional. Portions should be small. Eating should occur at approximately equal intervals, preferably every 3-4 hours. In addition, remember that your last portion of food for the day should be only a glass of yogurt.
Fundamentals of proper nutrition for osteochondrosis
To absorb the most benefit from osteochondrosis, you need to remember the list of foods that must be excluded from the diet, as well as those that you should pay special attention to.
So, proper nutrition with osteochondrosis means following the following rules:
- should be minimized or completely eliminated from eating foods such as grapes and everything associated with it. It is forbidden to use legumes, sorrel, meat broths, baked pastries, various seasonings and refined products;
- eat more dishes from vegetables and fruits;
- meat is preferably used in boiled form, low-fat varieties are preferred. It can be rabbit meat, chicken lean, beef meat;
- to minimize the use of bread, let's say rye bread.
It is worth mentioning the importance of proper functioning of the digestive tract. To properly eat and not overeat, you need to know how our body digests food. The process of food intake should not be delayed for more than 20 minutes. This time the body is enough to quench hunger. During the meal, you must thoroughly chew the food, so you will help the body cope with digestion. At the moment when you chew food, it already begins to be digested by the action of saliva. The more saliva produce salivary glands, the better and faster the food is digested. Therefore, what you eat should look appetizing and tasty, so the saliva production increases.
Next, gastric juice will be used for the work, special enzymes in the stomach split the food into constituents.
It has long been no secret that the overall health depends on how well balanced our diet is. It is the balance and rationality of nutrition that are the guarantee of the full functioning of the organism, ensure its vital functions, help to withstand stress and various diseases, increase the capacity for work of a person. Proper nutrition is designed to extend the life of our healthy and active life.
A balanced diet means a diet that is necessary to maintain a normal life of the body. The ratio of 1 part of protein, 1 part of fat and 4 parts of carbohydrates is optimal. In addition, eating in a balanced way, you can prolong the youth of your body, normalize your weight. And, as you know, it is the fight against excess weight that becomes especially urgent for patients with osteochondrosis. Therefore, the issue of nutrition in the osteochondrosis of the spine is very acute.
It is very important not to over-eat in any case, as overeating causes excess body weight. Correctly to calculate the portion size will help counting calories. Here it is necessary to consider how many calories the person will spend on various activities, both mental and physical. To maintain life, the human body needs so many calories, how much is the optimal body weight for its growth. This figure is multiplied by 24 hours and by 1 kcal. To the result add 400-600 kcal, which are necessary for the implementation of some kind of activity. The figure, resulting in the end, and is the daily rate of calories that your body should receive.
Diet for osteochondrosis
We are used to changing our diet, most often, during the fight against excess weight, or with diseases of the digestive system. But few know that in the treatment of osteochondrosis, too, need a diet. The diet for osteochondrosis is prescribed, first of all, in order not to aggravate the course of the disease.
What is the diet for osteochondrosis?
This diet is quite simple and does not require large restrictions in nutrition. The only requirement is the lack of excess weight. If the extra pounds are available, then the first stages of the diet should be aimed at eliminating them and bringing the weight to normal.
Excess weight is a huge load on the spine, and osteochondrosis in this condition is only aggravated. In order to get rid of this load, you should make yourself a low-calorie diet, where there will be enough protein food, vegetable fiber, as well as complex carbohydrates( cereals, cereals).It should be excluded from the menu:
- sugar, sweets;
- buns, white bread;
- animal fat( beef and pork fat, lard, butter, margarine, cooking oil);
- alcohol( strong and low alcohol drinks, beer);
- sparkling water, coca-cola, lemonade;
- salty nuts, chips, snacks;
- fatty sausages, smoked products.
Eat more fruit and vegetable dishes, white meat and greens. Sour-milk products are useful.
Drink enough water, about 2 liters a day. Clean water will help not only to get rid of excess pounds faster, but also to cleanse the body of toxic substances, slags and metabolic products, which is important in osteochondrosis.
Diet for cervical osteochondrosis
An important aspect of a diet for cervical osteochondrosis is the restriction of salt and sugar in the diet. When preparing all dishes should be a little nedosolit: first taste of unsalted food may not like you, but eventually you will get used, as if it was always. With sugar is easier - it can be replaced with honey( if there is no allergy).
A number of unwanted products include strong tea and coffee. The fact that caffeine does not allow you to assimilate many useful and necessary substances in the body: potassium, calcium, magnesium and sodium, which contributes to the development of problems with the musculoskeletal system. To avoid this, it is necessary to drink tea not strong, and instead of coffee to drink chicory, or to add to a weak coffee milk or cream.
Diet for cervical osteochondrosis should provide the patient with all necessary nutritional and valuable substances, especially minerals( potassium, magnesium) and vitamins C, P, PP, B¹, B².The menu includes a high-grade protein( 85 g per day), fats up to 40 g( mainly vegetable), as well as carbohydrates( complex carbohydrates up to 400 g / day).
It's necessary to eat during the diet 5-6 times a day. The total daily amount of calories is 2500 kcal. Products can be boiled, baked, but it is preferable to use a steam cooker.
Diet for cervical osteochondrosis
Perhaps, the most important thing that must necessarily be present in the daily menu for cervical, and other osteochondrosis are proteins. They are in considerable quantities found in beef, pork, poultry, fish and dairy products, in buckwheat, mushrooms, legumes. The listed products should be in your daily menu in the form of 2-3 portions: the rest of the diet should be occupied by vegetables and fruits. Such food, with an emphasis on protein and vegetable components, can be safely used in the prevention of osteochondrosis.
We have already talked about the benefits of vitamins and trace elements with spine disease. But many may have a logical question: why change the usual diet, if you can simply take some complex drug with the content of all vitamins. Moreover, now the pharmaceutical network represents a lot of such drugs, and some of them are even recommended for diseases of the musculoskeletal system.
It's certainly possible to do so. But it is necessary to take into account the fact that synthetic vitamins are perceived by our body much worse than natural ones, therefore, the benefits from them are not enough. In addition, without changing diet and lifestyle, we continue to aggravate the condition of the spine: excess weight, salty foods, semi-processed foods, disrupted metabolism. That is, our disease remains, and we only try to "sweeten" it with a few pills.
Changing the diet, we eliminate the harmful habits in the diet, which for many years had a disastrous effect on our organs and support apparatus. We stop the pathological processes in the spine, gradually eliminating the damage and restoring the tissues.
Restricting their food from harmful sweets, muffins, excessive salt, soon the person will feel much better, as improvements will come not only in the spine, but in the body as a whole.
Diet for osteochondrosis of the lumbar region
The most significant nutrient for osteochondrosis, and for some other diseases of the spine, is calcium.
What foods contain this element, and what are the norms of its use?
- Child age - from 600 to 1000 mg.
- Adolescence - 1200 mg.
- Adults from 16 to 45 years - 1000-1200 mg.
- Pregnant women and elderly people - from 1400 to 2000 mg.
And how much calcium can be contained in food?
- a glass of milk or kefir - 220-240 mg;
- piece of hard cheese( about 10 g) - 103 mg;
- piece of brynza( about 10 g) - 50 mg;
- shop yoghurt( half cup) - 80 mg;
- natural curd( 100 g) - 150 mg;
- fish products( 100 g) - 50 mg;
- boiled egg( pcs.) - 55 mg;
- cooked beans( 100 g) - 120 mg;
- oatmeal porridge( 100 g) - 65 mg;
- nuts( 100 g) - 260 mg.
In order to compensate for the loss of calcium, it is necessary to consume at least two servings of dairy products a day, to include legumes in the menu. Morning, start with oatmeal or other porridge( you can add nuts to it), or with egg dishes.Have a snack with fruit, cottage cheese, nuts. For lunch instead of pasta, you can cook vegetables( stewed, steamed, or in the form of mashed potatoes), and do not forget about salads.
End the day with a glass of yogurt or ryazhenka.
Such simple ways of changing food are not burdensome, however they will help improve metabolic processes in your body, and the spine will feel easier.
Yes, and add to the menu natural joint-protective meals: jelly and cold. These dishes contain natural collagen, which is simply necessary for our cartilage and tendons. The lack of collagen leads to loss of elasticity of tissues, including cartilage, both in the joints and in the spine.
Rice diet for osteochondrosis
One of the most popular diets for osteochondrosis is a rice diet. Of course, it is quite strict, but not less effective. According to those who have already tried this diet, the rice diet helps to rid the body of excess salts and even remove excess kilograms, which is also important in osteochondrosis.
Duration of rice diet for osteochondrosis 42 days.
We take 6 empty jars of 0,5 l, number them in order( you can paste stickers), and put on jars of 2 tbsp.l.raw rice. Further, in all the jars we add water and cover with gauze napkins.
Exactly after a day we pour out water from the jar number 1.We put the rice in a ladle, pour boiling water and boil for 5-8 minutes. In rice do not add anything! Cooked rice must be eaten. After such a breakfast you can not eat neither food nor water for 4 hours.
Jar №1 after that we fill again with rice and water and put behind the jar №6.The next day the same procedure is carried out with a jar number 2, and then - according to a logical scheme.
Rice diet for osteochondrosis can affect the work of the kidneys, so along with the consumption of rice it is recommended to drink tea from the leaves of cranberries.
If for some reason the diet does not suit you, you can stop it at any time.
Diet recipes for osteochondrosis
Pseudo mayonnaise of beans( an excellent substitute for mayonnaise).
We will need: 1 can of beans, 300 ml of refined oil, 1 teaspoon of prepared mustard, half a teaspoon of sugar, as much salt, 2 tables.spoons of lemon juice.
From a jar of beans, we drain the water, we grind the beans, add oil, and whisk. Then add the remaining ingredients and whip a little more. Mayonnaise is ready.
Jelly dessert "bird's milk"
We will need: cocoa powder 2 tbsp.spoon, sugar 1 cup, a little vanilla, two egg yolks, 200 grams of jam, 0,5 liters of sour cream, 3 tbsp.spoons of gelatin, 3 glasses of water, juice from half a lemon.
Gelatin is covered in cold water in three separate glasses of 1 tbsp.spoon, and wait until it swells. Then lightly heat.
Whisk yolks with sugar until white peaks. In them we add lemon juice, vanillin and mix. To the mass, add a glass of sour cream and the first glass of gelatin, mix it. Pour into the mold and put in the refrigerator for freezing.
Prepare the second layer. Another glass of sour cream is mixed with 2 tbsp.l. Sahara. We add warm jam to sour cream, mix and add a second glass of gelatin. Mix again.
We take the first layer from the refrigerator and then pour the second layer onto it. Put it in the refrigerator again.
For the third layer in the remaining sour cream, add half a cup of sugar and cocoa in powder. Stir, add a third glass of gelatin, mix again and pour the previous 2 layers. We put it in the refrigerator until it is completely solidified.
We will need: 220-240 g of cottage cheese, 40 g of mango, about 100 ml of boiling water, 2 eggs, 70 g of granulated sugar, 40 g of melted butter, the same raisins, vanilla sugar, a spoon of sour cream and refined oil, andalso breading, a little sugar powder and salt.
The munk is poured with boiling water and left under the lid. In the meantime, the yolks are separated and whipped with white sugar. Add the yolk-sugar mixture to the cottage cheese, mix it, and there - vanilla sugar, melted butter, raisins and swollen mango.
Protein whisk separately with several salt crystals to white peaks. Gently add to the dough. We lay out on the molds, greased with oil and sprinkled with breadcrumbs( it is possible and in one large form).Top grease sour cream( for crust).
Bake for about half an hour at 220 ° C. After cooling, remove from the mold, if desired, sprinkle with a sweet powder.
The diet menu for osteochondrosis
The diet menu for osteochondrosis should be non-caloric, balanced, with an enriched vitamin and mineral composition. It is advisable to eat food cooked in a double boiler, about 6 times per day and in small portions.
What products should be included in the menu:
- dairy products( whole milk and sour-milk products);
- vegetable dishes, greens. A special emphasis should be paid to cabbage, cucumbers, radish, celery, beets;
- fruit and berry dishes, including jelly and compotes;
- vegetable oils;
- low-fat meat;
- flooded dishes, cold;
- dark breads, dry biscuits, cupcakes;
- nuts, seeds, sesame seed;
- seafood( fish, shrimp, sea kale, mussels);
- still water.
Approximate diet menu for osteochondrosis may look like this:
- Breakfast. Curd, cheese cake or simply cottage cheese with sour cream and fruit, tea from a dogrose.
- Snack. A few ripe fruits, or a handful of nut mixture, or a couple of dried fruits.
- Lunch. Vegetable soup, you can bean or pea, a piece of meat from a steamer, a salad of vegetables, compote.
- Snack. A cup of curdled milk with a cake or biscuits, or a fruit mix with yoghurt filling.
- Dinner. Boiled fish fillet with a cereal garnish, or chicken with a tomato cucumber salad, weak tea.
At night, you should definitely drink a glass of yogurt or ryazhenka.
Reviews of the diet for osteochondrosis
According to numerous reviews on the Internet, a diet with osteochondrosis will not relieve the disease immediately and for a long time, but it will bring visible changes in the patient's state of health and condition.
Osteochondrosis is a dystrophic change, they have been formed for a long time, for several decades, so it is impossible to get rid of them in an instant. Of course, if you correctly combine rational nutrition, physiotherapy exercises, water and physiotherapy procedures, maintain normal weight, and often pay attention to your posture and body position, especially under stresses, then your condition will improve, one might say, before our very eyes.
Of course, in no case should we forget about the limitations. Prohibited products include alcohol, salt, spices, animal fat, sugar, as well as pickled and smoked products.
Diet for osteochondrosis is the foundation of the main treatment, because nutrition can not only increase the effect of therapy with medications, but also affect the reduction of side effects from medications.
Nutrition for osteochondrosis, different departments
- Products containing chondroprotectors
Osteochondrosis of the cervical spine is a disease based on degenerative-dystrophic changes in the vertebral-motor segments. This leads to the appearance of unpleasant painful sensations along the spine, limiting movement, sometimes disrupting the function of the limbs.
Complex treatment, including medications, massage, exercise therapy, allows to successfully eliminate symptoms of the disease and restore motor activity. Proper nutrition in osteochondrosis also plays an important role. It allows to stop degenerative changes of intervertebral disks, as well as surrounding connective tissue structures.
The basic principles of proper nutrition for osteochondrosis of the cervical spine are as follows:
- Reducing caloric intake;
- Variety, as well as a balanced menu, including all the necessary vitamins and minerals;
- Limitation of the amount of table salt;
- Use in food of products containing chondroprotectors.
Reducing the caloric content of the
diet In most patients with osteochondrosis, excessive body weight is observed. Additional kilograms significantly increase the load on intervertebral disks, thereby contributing to the occurrence of pathological changes in them.
The most optimal option for people suffering from diseases of the spine is to follow a low-calorie diet. Such a diet contains a lower amount of fats and carbohydrates.
First of all, the quantity of animal fats decreases. The menu should contain significantly less than usual, butter, offal, fatty meats, sausages with high fat content.
Preference should be given to vegetable oils: olive, sunflower, corn, linseed. Especially shown in osteochondrosis is flaxseed oil containing large amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids Omega-3 and Omega-6. These organic acids help improve metabolic processes in the body, enhance the regeneration of cartilaginous tissue.
The diet of the patient with osteochondrosis should include a limited amount of easily assimilated carbohydrates. Potatoes, white flour products, confectionery products are not recommended. Contraindicated sweet dishes that contain simultaneously easily assimilated carbohydrates and fats, for example cakes, cream cakes. Such desserts, which are very popular with in women , should be replaced with a sweet fruit: apple, pear, kiwi.
Carbohydrates with a low glycemic index should be included in food. Such products include: legumes, mushrooms, tomatoes, cauliflower, broccoli, oatmeal or buckwheat porridge.
Vitamins and microelements
In patients with spine diseases, a diet must necessarily include foods rich in vitamins and trace elements. The most important for such people are vitamins C and K. The following foods should be consumed: dog rose, black currant, spinach, Brussels sprouts, plums, tomatoes.
Also of great importance is the increased content in the menu of products rich in calcium, potassium and magnesium. When combined osteochondrosis of the spine and osteoporosis, the amount of calcium supplied with food should be at least 1500 g per day, also the presence of vitamin D( 200-400 IU) is also necessary. The diet includes large quantities of fermented milk products, low-fat cheeses, nuts, green leafy vegetables, salad.
To obtain the required amount of potassium, it is recommended to use the following products: sea kale, peaches, apricot or dried apricots, black currants, kohlrabi, beans, soy. Large quantities of magnesium are found in buckwheat groats, nuts, bran, dog rose, beans.
Specialists often recommend patients with osteochondrosis multivitamin complexes, which can be purchased in a pharmacy without a prescription. For example: Duovit, Vitrum, Vitiron-suuskapps, Quadevit.
Restriction of table salt
Since the common opinion about the "deposition of salts" in osteochondrosis of the spine is not supported by doctors and scientists, the role of table salt in recent years has lost its significance. However, most nutritionists still recommend that patients with osteochondrosis reduce the intake of table salt, as this helps to reduce tissue edema, improve microcirculation in the structures of the spine.
The amount of salt should not exceed 5 grams per day. A good alternative to common salt is sea salt, which contains large amounts of trace elements.
Products containing chondroprotectors
Nutritionists recommend that patients with osteochondrosis include a diet with products containing chondroprotectors. These substances are the "building material" for cartilaginous tissue, improve the repair processes in it, increase the elasticity and elasticity of the intervertebral discs.
To products containing a large number of chondroprotectors, you can include cold meat, pouring meat or fish. An excellent source of chondroprotectors are chicken wings, baked on the grill, they perfectly compensate for the lack of fatty meat.
A large number of mucopolysaccharides contain such desserts as jelly and sambuk. In addition, they have a low calorie content, thus do not contribute to weight gain.
Nutrition for osteochondrosis should be balanced and, importantly, individual. In this case, the presence of excess weight in the patient, concomitant diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, individual food preferences should be taken into account. A well-designed menu will help reduce relapse of the disease, eliminate excess body weight and increase motor activity.
Diet for osteochondrosis: simple rules
- Seeds of sunflower and nuts in the diet
The very first thing that is necessary for the body and cervical spine for osteochondrosis are substances called chondoprotectors. In turn, the hondoprotectors are aimed at protecting the articular cartilage from wear and tear. Food that is rich in such substances is a jelly, jelly and jellied fish. Take food 5 times a day. Salt, spicy food will have to be limited, since it is known that salt dehydrates the body, which can adversely affect the cartilaginous tissue.
Drinking regime also plays a huge role in the treatment of such a disease as osteochondrosis. A sufficient amount of water should flow into the human body, this is necessary to maintain the water-salt balance. It is not recommended to drink coffee, as it promotes the washing out of calcium and other trace elements from the body, which can only aggravate the situation. Therefore, if you still can not limit the use of coffee drinks, then in the diet should include more vitamins and foods that contain various trace elements, such as calcium, potassium, magnesium and sodium, helping to restore their balance to the desired level.
Rice diet for the cervical spine
With such a disease as osteochondrosis, there are several types of diets. One of the most basic and famous is rice. Such a diet for osteochondrosis is very useful for the cervical spine, as it will help to cleanse the body of salts and various slags. Rice diet is calculated for about 40 days.
To prepare breakfasts from rice, you will need six half-liter glass jars, each of which must be numbered in order. In each jar you need to pour two tablespoons of rice, pour all this with cold water, covered with gauze. It is best to prepare everything in the morning so that the next day rice can be consumed for breakfast.
The next day, you need to drain the water from the first can and start cooking it. To do this, you need a saucepan designed for 500 ml of water( best enameled).Rice cook for 5 minutes without adding salt to it. After eating, do not eat, and drink for four hours. In an empty jar, you need to pour two tablespoons of rice again and put it in the end of the row, and in the remaining banks do not forget to change the water. Repeat the actions every morning with the rest of the banks for 6 weeks.
People with excess weight should refuse bread and bakery products, as well as from flour. In the diet, you can add rye bread and coarse bread, as well as various vitamins( A, B, C and D).You can not drink sweet and sodas. Before starting a rice diet, it is recommended to consult a doctor.
Foods that are useful for osteochondrosis
The diet should include food rich in protein. It should contain meat, fish, dairy products, eggs and legumes. Most of the "osteochondrosis diet" for the cervical spine should be fresh vegetables and fruits, they can be eaten both raw and in the form of freshly prepared juices. Since in winter, the amount of fresh fruit and vegetables is limited, vitamins can help with this problem. Meat and fish are best alternated, also from these products you can boil broths or soups.
From vegetables such as cabbage, beets, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, you can make excellent salads, while filling them with high-quality sunflower oil or olive. Since the seasoning with a diet to use is not recommended, you can add salads such as parsley, as well as a little lemon juice to salads.
As already mentioned, vitamins and microelements are an integral part of proper nutrition in osteochondrosis. For example, calcium is found in dairy products, as well as in legumes, lettuce, almonds. To assimilate calcium in the diet, you must include vitamin D, which is contained in foods such as fish, little( cream) and eggs. For the natural production of vitamin D, the body recommends more time in the sun.
Sunflower seeds and nuts in the diet
The next vitamin is A, it is found in foods such as carrots, raw eggs, liver, melon, pumpkin. It is recommended to eat foods such as meat, especially beef and pork, various seafood, mushrooms, cereals in the diet. All this food is rich in vitamin B. Vitamin C is found in fresh vegetables and citrus fruits. Since this vitamin does not have the function of accumulation in the body, it, as well as ascorbic acid, is constantly consumed in its diet with vegetables and fruits.
In general, a diet for different types of osteochondrosis is not difficult, it is easy to adhere to, alternating the use of various vegetables, fruits, meat and fish, as they are on the shelves in abundance. Together with a diet for the prevention and treatment of osteochondrosis, it is recommended to perform a set of therapeutic physical exercises, to strengthen the muscles and joints.