Do you spend a lot of time sitting? Did you know that the muscles help to stabilize the spine, as the muscles of the abdomen and lower back are more relaxed. This increases the pressure on the spinal discs and the result is uncomfortable back pain. But poor diet can also contribute to these pains appear.

A study published in 2014 in the Asian Spine Journal found that about 31% of women and 25% of men who suffered from back pain also had gastrointestinal complaints, such as abdominal pain or food intolerance. The link between nutrition and back pain has to do with inflammation: foods high in fat and sugar are a trigger of inflammation throughout the body, including the lower back.

If this is your case, try your best to cut out sugar, fat and caffeine, and switch processed foods to whole foods whenever possible. See list of foods that fight inflammation:

It contains the omega-3 amino acid and is known to treat a large number of health problems. If you don’t like and eat fish, try taking a good quality vitamin supplement. Try integrating fish oil or fish with “good fat” into your meals twice a week to enjoy its benefits.