When we think about eating well, generally the first things that come to our mind are our heart and our waistlines. While these are both good reasons for trying to improve your diet, but it’s also important to realize that our food gives us fuel for all of our bodily functions and systems, including some of those that you may never even think about. Among these, one is your back. The role that good nutrition plays in a healthy back is twofold: indirect and direct. Indirectly, keeping at a healthy weight means less pressure put on your back on a daily basis. Directly, the bones, muscles, and structures of the spine require proper vitamins to support the body in performing its daily functions. These are going to be the main focus of this article—some suggestions might even surprise you.