Top 7 Foods to Heal Muscle and Joints

If you love walking, jogging, running, biking or swimming for fitness it is important to eat foods which will not only boost your energy but will speed recovery of your muscle and joints too. But, what are the right foods to consume pre and post work-out and why?

Boost energy levels and aid recovery buy eating the following foods:

Top 7 Foods To Heal Muscles And Joints
#1 Salmon

Packed with omega-3 essential fatty acids which are believed to have anti-inflammatory properties to help soothe post work-out aches and pains.  Salmon is also packed with protein to assist muscle repair.

Substitute salmon for other oily fish such as trout, mackerel, sardines or herring.

#2 Beef

A great source of protein, beef is also high in iron. Iron is needed to deliver oxygen to the brain and muscles. If your iron levels are low, you will become fatigued more quickly and be more prone to infections.

#3 Chicken

A small chicken breast of 115g is has all the amino acids, selenium and zinc needed to rebuild muscles and support your immune system plus the B vitamins, B6 and iron in chicken will keep your energy levels up.

#4 Lamb

Full of B vitamins, B12, B6 and iron eating lamb helps your body’s metabolism of carbohydrates and provides extra fuel when your body needs it.

#5 Tomatoes 

The alkaline in tomatoes is effective in reducing lactic acid build-up in muscles. Tomatoes also contain anti-inflammatory phytonutrients such as lycopene which supports recovery and bone health.  Eating tomatoes will provide you with energy for your work-out without the bulk.

#6  Courgettes

Also an alkaline vegetable, courgettes provide anti-oxidants to support recovery   (remember to leave the skin on). In addition, the carbohydrates in courgettes will help regulate your blood sugar for more sustained energy levels.

#7 Pasta

Easy to digest, pasta provides slow-release energy to keep your body fuelled. For best results combine with a low-fat protein such as chicken.  For optimum slow—release energy, choose wholegrain pasta and wait 2-3 hours before exercising.

Our top 7 foods to heal muscle and joints outline the importance of choosing the right whole foods for body health and recovery to optimize your work-out regime.

“Clean Eating” is the other term used to describe the nutrition, Health and Wellness benefits of consuming foods in their natural state.  The power of eating whole nutrient-dense foods is explained in an e-Book entitled: “The Whole Food Lifestyle”

The information in this eBook provides: Daily Meal Plan Suggestions, 45 Whole Food Substitutions to replace Processed Foods, 36 Whole Food Cooking and Eating Tips, 3 High Fiber Whole Food Recipes and more…



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