Remember the old saying, “You are what you eat,”? Most people don’t take this too seriously, but some do, and here’s why. Though you may not turn into a potato chip if you eat one, but living off a steady diet of junk food can have massive negative side effects on your body in not only how it looks but the way it functions. Conversely, eating a healthy diet filled with greens, healthy carbs, protein, and lots of water, will improve the way your body functions and can have a positive impact on the way you feel, your emotions, your energy, weight, and much more. Eating well is essential to a healthy functioning immune system and helps your body heal itself the way it’s intended to.

As extreme sports enthusiasts, surfers, mountain bikers, or even runners, may suffer from inflammation in commonly used joints such as the knees and hips, or even shoulders. Pushing our bodies to the extreme will no doubt have an impact on the way feel from that indescribable rush of adrenaline, to the sore muscles, achy joints, or headaches we suffer from the next morning. Now some of this is no doubt due to pulled muscles or torn ligaments that can happen when we over do it, but most of this can be attributed to inflammation.

So how can food help the body heal? There are so many ways, but one way, is to eat foods that actually help REDUCE INFLAMMATION. Here are just a few:

Fish is a source of protein that is rich in Omega-3 Fatty acid. Instead of that steak, try salmon, tuna, sardines. Try a healthy preparation method such as baking or boiling. Not keen on fish, try capsules of fish oil.

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