The best foods for you when recovering from an injury
Recovering from an injury, especially a sports injury can be hard to do, but did you know there are ways you can speed up your recovery time and help encourage the healing of your injury? If you said no, then you are in for a treat!
Diet & Nutrition
Excellent ways to promote good health, and to provide your body with the nutrients it needs to rebuild muscle and bones is through good diet and nutrition. A well balanced diet full of nutrients will help repair the damaged tissues and get you back to your active self.
So, what can you do?
Take Vitamin C –
This vitamins is an essential part of healing and aiding in producing collagen which is going to help your tendons, ligaments, cartilage and even your blood vessels.
Vitamin C foods include: Oranges, Green Peppers, Potatoes, Strawberries, Broccoli and more!
Calcium & Vitamin D –
This mineral is needed for your overall health, and the vitamin D helps your body to absorb the calcium intake and both are necessary for muscle contraction, hormone secretion, and strong bones and teeth.
Foods high in calcium include: cheese, milk, salmon, kale, tofu and more!
Team Protein –
Protein helps you to gain and maintain your muscle mass and immunity, which is important for every athlete. Be sure to get a combination of complete and incomplete proteins in your diet.
These foods include: almonds, pistachios, nuts
Food that help aide inflammation
When you are recovering from an injury the inflammation that occurs could set back your recovery process, which is why it’s important to consume foods that will help minimize the inflammation.
These foods may include: Tuna, Herring, nuts, fruits & veggies!