Nutrition For Injuries: All Natural Treatment

Posted on 25-Apr-2016 by Kripa Jalan

Nutrition For Injuries: All Natural Treatment

Nothing hinders progress like injuries. They can be emotionally and physically devastating, sending months if not years of hard work, down the drain. Injuries are an unavoidable part of any sort of physical activity. I can tell you to be more careful and that prevention is better than cure, but I’m not going to because all that sounds good in principle. The harsh truth is that they happen. Yes there are measures you can take to avoid them, but even if they do occur, don’t lose your mind. Rehab, ice packs and the likes are definitely vital to recovery, but there’s another effective tool you can utilize to get back to your fitter self. Nutrition. Poor nutrition can proliferate the risk of injury, contributing to fatigue, vitamin and mineral deficiencies and even a weak immune system. While it may not be able to prevent an injury it can definitely help in recovery. So hears how you can eat yourself healthy when coming out of an injury.

General Guidelines:

Rather than fretting over your diet while injured, try to maintain high food quality. When injured your energy needs are increased. Even your BMR shoots up depending to the severity of the injury. So under eating isn’t going to help.

Eat adequate protein. It digests into amino acids, which directly go to rebuilding muscle tissue.

Include a range of vegetables: The more color the better. The different colored vegetables, pack in different nutrients.

Don’t skimp on carbs. They’ll be utilized for energy, leaving all the protein you consume to aid in muscle rebuilding.

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