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 seem to be an unavoidable part of any sort of physical activity.

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.

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 here's everything you need to know about injuries and nutrition!

** Please note that none of our advice is meant to cure or treat and ailment. These are just a basic framework of guidelines that may/may not suit all cases!

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 undereating isn’t going to help.
  • Eat adequate protein. It digests into amino acids, which directly go to rebuilding muscle tissue.
  • Include good quality fats: Particularly fatty fish, nuts and seeds. Avoid vegetable oils at all costs, since they can worsen inflammation.
  • Include a range of-starchy vegetables: The more color the better. The different colored vegetables, pack in different nutrients.
  • Consume a small amount of slow carbs. Like lentils/beans and legumes (if you tolerate them). During periods of low activity, you do not need copious amounts of this food group, so treat your rice and grains as a side of your meals, not the focus!

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