Six Foods That Prevent Muscle Soreness

Posted on August 2, 2012 by rebeccascritchfield

When it comes to exercise and training we all know the saying “no pain, no gain”, but luckily we can take the edge off through our diet to help us power though our next workout. Antioxidants, proteins, omega- 3′s, and sugars  help reduce inflammation and rebuild muscle after a tough sweat session.

Check out this post from the Washingtonian’s blog, Well+Being, where I was asked for specific foods to try to beat those next- day aches (sans ice-bath and ibuprofen). I give tips on what to eat and when to eat it, like eating fatty acids before your workout in order to “prefuel your recovery”.

Here’s a snippet from the article:

RED PEPPERS Why: Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant, and a single red pepper actually has more of it than an orange. “It’s a double whammy. Not only are antioxidants anti-inflammatory, but they also boost your immunity,” says Scritchfield. Also try: pineapples and oranges

I hope you can take away some helpful tips on how to encorporate foods into your diet to prevent muscle soreness. What are some of your favorite pre/post-workout foods?

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