Fitness Tips: August 3, 2015

To optimize your performance you need to eat. Fill your tank with something that will make a difference.

Healthy Lifestyle Tip: Minimize Soreness with Anti-Inflammatory Foods

These foods possess properties that help reduce inflammation and soreness:
  • Omega-3's: salmon, sardines, walnuts, ground flaxseed
  • Vitamin C: broccoli, Brussels sprouts, bell pepper, citrus fruit
  • Carotenoids: sweet potato, carrots, pumpkin, spinach, kale
  • Anthocyanins: berries, cherries, purple/red grapes
  • Quercetin: apples, onions, tomatoes, deep colored lettuce, apricots
  • Ginger and turmeric – sprinkle into tuna salad, stir fries, soups, and curries; steep to make a tea; or add to smoothies.
Inflammation is part of the body's immune response; without it, we can't heal. But when it's out of control it can damage the body.