The power of nutrition is immense. Food plays a pivotal role in improving our gut health, mental health, emotional health and even our levels of inflammation in the body. By altering the foods we consume, we can do our body a massive favor.
While pro-inflammatory foods do exist, anti-inflammatory foods are also at our disposal. If you are one to experience constant or periodic muscle soreness and/or inflammation, here are foods we invite you to include in your diet to keep your body happy and healthy:
Pineapple contains Bromelain, which is an essential nutrient to aid with inflammation. Try adding pineapple to your fruit platter to gain the anti-inflammatory benefits of Bromelain.
Not only are avocados super tasty, they're extremely healthy for you! Among the many nutrients found in avocados are the array of Carotenoids to help with easing muscle soreness and inflammation.
Almonds are high in mono-saturated fats, Vitamin E and Magnesium which, in combination, are great for reducing muscle inflammation. Go nuts!
All types of berries are an excellent choice to opt for when feeling sore after the gym. The phytonutrients found in berries, especially blueberries, may aid with reducing inflammation.
You may tear up while cutting onions, but your muscles certainly won't! Onions contain Flavonoids which help fight inflammation and aid in conditions such as arthritis.
Fish contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which are extremely potent in anti-inflammatory properties. Try including fish in your diet 3-4 times a week for maximum benefits.
While you may benefit from supplementation, we always recommend food first, and supplements second. Getting used to the habit of incorporating whole foods to your diet is a great stepping stone to feeling healthy and vibrant and an excellent way to fight inflammation.