Top 6 Foods to Help Speed Recovery

If you’re not getting the proper nutrients, then you may be hindering your injury recovery. Our staff of physical therapists is dedicated to getting you back stronger, better and faster. Let’s take a look at some of our most recommended foods to help aid your sports injury recovery.

Vitamin C: Placebo-controlled research has shown that taking vitamin C per day for several days before and after intense exercise/rehab may reduce pain and speed up muscle strength recovery. Vitamin C is not naturally produced in the body, which means you need to consume it on a daily basis.

What to eat:

  • Citrus Fruits
  • Peppers
  • Strawberries
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel sprouts

Vitamin A: It is a fact that vitamin A is needed for the breakdown of protein during the muscle repair process. Vitamin A also has an important role in providing more structural strength to muscles. It does this by promoting bone development and stimulating young cells to mature at a quicker rate.

What to eat:

The top food sources of vitamin A in the U.S. diet include dairy products, liver, fish, and fortified cereals; the top sources of provitamin A include carrots, broccoli, cantaloupe, and squash

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids can help reduce muscle loss due to disuse, like when you are recovering from an injury and can’t work out as usual.

What to eat:

  • Fish and other seafood (especially cold-water fatty fish, such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, herring, and sardines)
  • Nuts and seeds (such as flaxseed, chia seeds, and walnuts)
  • Plant oils (such as flaxseed oil, soybean oil, and canola oil)
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