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Ease Post-Exercise Muscle Pain

Minimize Muscle Pain

Feel the burn from yesterday’s workout? That’s lactic acid build up in your muscles that comes after a hard workout. Minimize the sharp pangs with these alkaline foods:
Spinach
Cabbage
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Cucumber
Kale
Celery
Green Beans
Artichokes
Onions
Cauliflower
Radish
Leeks
Turnips
Carrots
Garlic
Chives
Pumpkin
Sunflower
Flax Seeds

Prevent Cramps

A warm cup of chicken soup is comforting for more reasons than one. Not only can warm soup prevent muscle cramps, but it can replace the sodium you lose when you sweat. If you suffer from muscle cramps, before a workout try some warm soup or some beef or chicken bouillon.

A deficiency of Potassium can cause muscles to cramp, so be sure to get enough of the stuff from these foods:
Bananas
Cantaloupe
Honeydew
Kiwi
Lima Beans
Potatoes
Prunes
Tomatoes
Vegetable Juice
Winter Squash
Milk
Oranges
Orange Juice

Anti-inflammatories

Herbs can actually pack a lot of power. Rosemary contains oils with anti-inflammatory properties to ease muscle pain.

 

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