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Recover from Workout Injury


I know that when I’m injured and exercising less, I try to be extra conscious of what I put in my body. But while you are watching calories, you should also watch where those calories are coming from. Certain foods can actually aid in the healing process, getting you back in your running shoes/swimsuit/yoga pants quicker.

Joint Strength

Vitamin C

You may not have known that that glass of OJ you guzzle down every morning plays a big part in collagen repair, the production of proteins, scar tissues, tendons, ligaments and blood vessels. It is also important for the maintenance of cartilage and bones, which is crucial if your joints are taking the brunt of all your workouts. Get it in these foods:
Blackcurrant
Guava
Strawberry
Lemon
Orange
Kiwi
Clementine
Grapefruit
Raspberry
Lychees
Nectarines
Peaches
Mangoes
Peppers
Spring Greens
Brussels Sprouts
Broccoli
Curly Kale
Gourd
Cauliflower
Tomato
Green Cabbage
Potatoes

Speed Up The Healing

Consider

Zinc

the little helping mineral. It assists the proteins and the fats you get in your diet with the process of bodily tissue growth and recovery. Without enough Zinc in your diet, you’ll notice your healing process drastically slow down. Get it in these foods:
Oysters
Wheat Germ
Veal Liver
Sesame Flour
Tahini
Low Fat Roast Beef
Roasted Pumpkin seed
Roasted Squash Seed
Dried Watermelon Seeds
Cocoa Powder
Chocolate
Lamb
Peanuts
Alaska King Crab
Pork Shoulder
Pork Tenderloin
Fortified cereals
Low Fat Yogurt
Chickpeas
Almonds
Cheddar Cheese
Green Peas
Kidney Beans
Mozzarella

Fight Infection

Don’t let any nasty viruses sneak in while you’re healing from an injury. Since your body can be weakened during the healing process, you are more susceptible to other illnesses. Be sure to get enough ,h3>Vitamin A

in your diet, as it helps form new white blood cells which fight infection. Get it in these:

Carrots
Spinach
Sweet Potato
Kale
Turnip Greens
Winter Squash
Collard Greens
Swiss Chard
Bell Peppers
Eggs
Mangoes
Apricots

Anti-Inflammatories

If you’re experiencing any inflammation from your injury, be sure to get enough anti-inflammatory

Omega-3 fatty acids

from these foods:
Flaxseeds
Walnuts
Salmon
Sardines
Soybeans
Halibut
Shrimp
Tofu
Snapper
Scallops
Anchovies
Black Cod
Cabbage
Pumpkin
Brussels Sprouts
Clams
Collard Greens
Crab
Kale

 

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