Anti Inflammatory Foods
After those grueling workouts I’m sure you’ve experienced the pain, swollen achy joints and tender muscles afterwards.
Let’s face it we all love to push ourselves and break those pain barriers during a workout. But what can we do to fight off inflammation and recover faster?
The good news is BCAAs and certain foods will be your best ally in the fight against inflammation plus help in muscle recovery.
Taking a BCAA supplement is especially useful if you are on a low calorie diet or preparing for a competition. It’s also a matter of convenience since taking BCAAs via a powder, pill, or liquid drink may be easier for you.
Here is the Top 20 anti-inflammatory foods loaded with antioxidants:
- Black currants
- Blood oranges
- Citrus fruits
- Green tea
- Kiwi fruits
- Red grapes
Some other ways to control inflammation and help the recovery process include a nice sports massage, ice, compression garments and of course rest!
At the same time stay away from certain foods that actually activate inflammation in your body. Mainly you want to stay away from omega-6 fats such as sunflower oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil, and corn oil. Some other foods to avoid include processed foods and those goodies you can pick up at a bakery.
Remember, inflammation is a natural part of the healing process and accompanies hard training. It’s a complex topic, and I hope this post has given you a few tips to help you recover faster while reduce inflammation from those hard core workouts. Until next time!
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