You may have heard plenty of warnings to "eat right" or "maintain a balanced diet" over the years, but what do those statements really mean? Getting optimal nutrition can be a more challenging goal than you might realize, especially when it's so easy to grab a fast-food meal or a packaged dinner instead of actually thinking about what you're eating. But poor nutrition can erode your health, just as good nutrition can optimize it. Here at Spring Chiropractic in spring, we’re happy to provide you with a lifetime of valuable nutritional counseling.
How Nutrition Affects Your Health
Your body breaks food down into the substances it needs to fuel its everyday operations. These substances are called nutrients. There are two main categories of nutrients: macronutrients and micronutrients. Macronutrients include substances such as proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, while micronutrients include vitamins, minerals, and amino acids (the building blocks of proteins). Getting the right quantities and balance of nutrients is essential for good health. If your nutritional balance is even slightly off, you may have trouble with everything from fatigue and poor disease resistance to organ dysfunction and hormonal problems.
Nutrients are also important for your musculoskeletal well-being. Highly processed or fatty foods, for instance, can promote inflammation, aggravating chronic pain conditions. They can also boost your weight, making you a candidate for obesity. Obesity not only leads to heart disease, cancer, gout, hypertension, and diabetes, it can also place your weight-bearing joints and muscles under enormous, unnecessary stress. Unfortunately, many of today's "convenience foods" are packed with all the wrong ingredients and, it seems, none of the right ones to promote optimal health.
Nutrition for Healing, Pain Management, and Preventative Wellness
Our chiropractor can evaluate your current nutritional intake, compare it to your current state of health, and help you make whatever modifications that might benefit you. We can determine whether you're at risk for obesity and help you make more informed choices about your choice of foods and portion sizes. We can also help you learn how to read food labels and enrich your diet with the correct nutrients. If you're suffering from an inflammatory pain condition, we can even point you toward foods and supplements that have anti-inflammatory properties. Your nutrition plan will play an important role in a larger, holistic plan aimed at improving your health and keeping you well.
Contact Your Spring Chiropractor for Nutritional Counseling
Nutrition is a complicated subject, but at Spring Chiropractic in Spring, TX, we make it easier for you to choose the right things for your body. Call (281) 651-7111 for an appointment with either chiropractor on our team!