Athletes know they need to feel their best to perform their best. Here are 10 foods that reduce inflammation to keep you going strong without missing a beat!
Post-workout fuel is crucial for all athletes. After exercising, our bodies are craving (and needing) replenishment and nourishment. Muscle inflammation is extremely common with athletes. This causes swelling which can lead to pain, severe injury and bulkiness in the body. After a long run, heavy strength training or hours of ballet, athletes’ muscles, bones, and tissues need to be repaired through proper foods to keep going. Choosing to eat vegan, anti-inflammatory foods after exercising and in the everyday diet will help heal inflammation, and assist in preventing it altogether. Eating anti-inflammatory food is not just beneficial for athletes, but it can also be terrific for those with high blood sugar, body aches and arthritis.
Here is a list of the top ten anti-inflammatory foods that will make any vegan athlete shine: