You are what you eat and the same goes for your spine. Popeye might be on to something when he reaches for spinach. After all, he is big and strong and lives on forever! So what does spinach have to do with your spine? Leafy green vegetables are full of antioxidants and nutrients and they are a great source of water intake. Making healthy choices and filling your holiday plate with greens, grains, and protein will keep your body ticking and mind alert this holiday season.

Nutrients and water intake reduce inflammation throughout your body, keeping organs, tissues, and bones in top form. Low grade inflammation has been shown to cause the onset of many diseases, including osteoarthritis, disc herniation, and general muscle aches, pain, and fatigue.

  • Read this article , Foods to Avoid with Arthritis, from amd learn more about the arthritis trigger foods you should avoid.
  • Once you’ve read what Not to eat, check out the spin Dr. Andrew Weil puts on food choices in his article, Dr. Weil’s Anti-Inflammatory Food Pyramid. You might just notice that spinach is on the bottom of they pyramid and if you remember your school days, the bottom is your foundation. So are your bones.
  • This is a great article for cocoa lovers! Learn more about causes and prevention of low grade inflammation: What You Eat Can Fuel Or Cool Inflammation.

Take care this holiday season. Fill your bodies with song, healthy foods, and plenty of rest.

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