One of the biggest fears of people starting a workout regime is the soreness they will feel. People don’t want to hurt, and we as coaches don’t want that either.
I am not going to promise pain-free workouts, but I can promise less pain with these nourishing foods.
1 Salmon: Fish in general is loaded with protein and a ton of essential fatty acids. Fatty acids help to reduce inflammation which in turn fights muscle soreness. If you can’t consume the actual fish a fish oil supplement such as SFH or Nutrasea are great alternatives.
2 Berries: Berries such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and raspberries all contain antioxidants called polyphenols. These antioxidants are what protect your cells against damage. Aside from their ability to reduce muscle pain, they also help protect against all the other damages that can be done to our cells that can cause cancer. Generally, the darker the berry, the more antioxidants it contains so try to eat dark berries such as blackberries and blueberries.
3. Ginger: Ginger is rich in inflammation-fighting ingredient, such as gingerols, which may reduce the aches of osteoarthritis and soothe sore muscles.
4.Eggs: Particularly egg yolks. Eggs are high in protein and Vitamin D. Both of these two things help fight muscle soreness and fatigue. Vitamin D helps reduce muscle soreness, so bring some hard boiled eggs with you to the gym!
5. Kale and Spinach: Kale contains high levels of vitamins A, B6, C and K, as well as iron and calcium, and is one of the most antioxidant-rich vegetables. Kale has strong anti-inflammatory properties, eating these nutritious foods reduce the risk of soreness and painful post workouts aches and pains.
Now you have the tips and tricks to get you off on the right foot and to a speedy recovery!