Stay Hydrated and Reduce Back Pain with a Chiropractor’s Green Smoothie Recipe

Stay Hydrated and Reduce Pain

Video by Dr. Antonio Flaquer

As a Chiropractor in McKinney, I know that a big part of staying out of pain is staying hydrated. I’ve been having some patients call in saying they’re are feeling sore, dizzy, or nauseated and all of those symptoms can fall in the category of dehydration. Now some easy ways to help with the dehydration is going to be drinking water, getting in a cooler environment, putting some ice on your chest, the basics. Another thing you should be looking at is how are you fueling yourself? Water alone will not do the trick. Water is important, but you also need electrolytes and even better, good fats. Good fats in foods can be things like avocados, nuts, almonds, fish, and whole eggs. People may not know this, but fats are what fuels the body to give it energy. It’s not about how much protein you consume, or carbohydrates. 

In fact, fats alone give us more energy than carbohydrates and proteins put together. So not only is water an essential thing to consume when you’re having some of those symptoms, but getting the proper fats and a good source of it is a huge part of it that most people are missing. This green smoothie recipe is super simple to make and yummy for even kids. It is critical to take care of your energy levels when battling the heat like this. There are so many incidents that can happen if you decide to be in the heat all day and not have the proper diet. So you need to make sure you replenish with an easy and good fatty green smoothie to help boost those energy levels, but also decrease overall inflammation in the body. Having inflammation in the body will also slow you down as well, so tackle them both so you can function at an optimal level. Here are some quotes from the research talking about the health benefits of an avocado. 

“Avocado is known for its high nutritional content and health benefits, which are essentially due to the source of fat-soluble nutrients or phytochemicals.”

“The nutritional composition of avocado pulp has been reported to have a moisture content ranging from 67 to 78%, lipid content ranging from 12 to 24%, carbohydrate content ranging from 0.8 to 4.8%, protein content ranging from 1.0 to 3.0%, ash content ranging from 0.8 to 1.5%, fibre content ranging from 1.4 to 3.0%, and energy between 140 and 228 kcal per avocado.”

Recipe:
  • ½ an avocado
  • Handful of spinach
  • Handful of almonds
  • Handful of mangos
  • 2 capsules of Omega 3
  • 1 capsule of probiotic
Reference

Araújo, R. G., Rodriguez-Jasso, R. M., Ruiz, H. A., Pintado, M. M., & Aguilar, C. N. (2018). Avocado by-products: Nutritional and functional properties. Trends in Food Science & Technology, 80, 51–60. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2018.07.027

Our Message

When you are looking for a Chiropractor near you that you can trust, choose one who will not only get rid of your back pain, neck pain, or headaches but who will also guide you to living a healthier lifestyle to keep you out of pain. Our McKinney Chiropractors, located near Stonebridge Ranch, at the corner of S. Stonebridge Dr. and Eldorado Pkwy., are here to teach you that taking care of your mental health and getting the proper nutrients are just as important as the chiropractic adjustment to stay healthy.