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Lower Back & Joint Pain Causes

Do Artificial Trans Fats Cause Lower Back Pain?

The Journal of American Clinical Nutrition conducted a review of 172 clinical studies and came to the conclusion that almost all chronic diseases are in part at least caused by our modern diet of ultra-processed foods, and that it even causes lower back pain.

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Our modern diet is filled with so many inflammatory-causing artificial substances that the list is endless. Starting from all kinds of sugars, additives, preservatives, artificial coloring, artificial flavors, and of course, all the artificial fats and so on. The worst of them being trans fats.

What are trans fats?

Trans fats are a form of unsaturated fat associated with a number of negative health effects. Artificial trans fat is created during hydrogenation, which converts liquid vegetable oils into semi-solid partially hydrogenated oil.

Everyday food containing trans fats

  • Baked goods, such as cakes, cookies and pies.
  • Shortening.
  • Microwave popcorn.
  • Frozen pizza.
  • Refrigerated dough, such as biscuits and rolls.
  • Fried foods, including french fries, doughnuts and fried chicken.
  • Nondairy coffee creamer.
  • Margarine.

Why are trans fats so bad for you?

Apart from causing inflammation that causes pain in your lower back and other joints, it is also considered a huge risk for heart disease and diabetes type 2.

What is healthy?

We have been told since the late 50s that lard and butter are the worst things ever for our health. The whole modern food pyramid was based on a very questionable study done by Ancel Keys in 1953, where he only used data that suited him to prove that the whole world should go low fat.

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Since then, the world has become obese and unhealthy. The number of obese women has tripled, and the number of people with diabetes type 2 is rising all the time.

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Should we all goLow Carb or Keto?

Going low carb or keto is a personal decision every woman should make for herself. The media has painted a picture of these ways of eating as if people only eat bacon and butter.

The truth is that a low-carb diet that is considered anti-inflammatory consists of leafy green vegetables, nonstarchy vegetables, fresh fish, olive oil, and a bit of fruit, some eggs, poultry, and red meat from time to time. It is basically the Mediterranean diet without pasta and bread.

Some have gone to using only butter and lard for cooking as

If I stay away from trans fats, will my back stop hurting?

Transfats are only one of the causes of inflammation and pain in your back and joints. Staying away from them will help your overall health and may, together with other healthy living and diet habits, result in much less pain.

Sadly, we remember to be kind to our bodies only when they start hurting. As an old saying says…

If you hear your body when it whispers you woun’t have to listen to it scream in pain.

Stay tuned 🥰

More on the other highly inflammatory foods in our next blog.

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