After a grueling workout or even just a long day, it's completely normal to have some muscle soreness. If you are looking for a way to relieve this soreness, one way you can do so is by making some small changes to your diet. Certain food groups and foods will help to fight inflammation and delayed muscle soreness. Others can actually increase any pain or stiffness you're experiencing.
Foods that help reduce muscle soreness:
- Cottage Cheese
- Nuts & Seeds
It's best to fuel your body with these types of foods around 30-45 minutes after your workout. You want to be consuming foods, like the ones above, that are rich in antioxidants because they help to reduce any inflammation and muscle soreness. Foods like Salmon, that have high levels of healthy omega-3 fatty acids can also help fight inflammation which will boost your blood flow during exercise and reduce muscle soreness and swelling afterwards.
Foods to avoid/ eat less of:
- Refined Carbs (like white bread)
- Red meat
Along with eating foods to help repair your sore muscles, try using heat therapy with one of our Herbal Packs to help relax your muscles.