Nutrition for Your Muscles, Joints, Tendons and Ligaments
At B Enhanced, our passion is to help you relieve pain, restore health and enhance life so you can live life to the fullest. That is why we encourage you to strive for a healthy lifestyle that includes proper exercise and nutrition.
What you eat plays an important role in how you feel. While persistent pain should always be evaluated by your primary care physician, proper nutrition can help strengthen your muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. Here are some key nutrients to incorporate into your diet.
Vitamin E is a powerful anti-inflammatory that can help reduce inflammation in the tendons and muscles. It also helps promote the healing of damaged tissues by regulating Cytokines.
Foods to eat: dark leafy greens, nuts, seeds, avocados, shellfish, fish, plant oils, broccoli, squash, and fruits.
Vitamin A is an anti-oxidant that helps prevent free radicals that damage your muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. It also helps boost your immune system.
Foods to eat: sweet potatoes, carrots, dark leafy greens, winter squashes, lettuce, dried apricots, cantaloupe, bell peppers, fish, liver, and tropical fruits.
Not only is this vitamin a powerful immune system booster, but it also plays a key role in the production of Collagen. Collagen is what gives our connective tissues strength.
Foods to eat: bell peppers, dark leafy greens, kiwifruit, broccoli, berries, oranges, tomatoes, green peas, and papayas.
This vitamin has anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce pain and inflammation. It also plays a vital role in digestion by breaking down carbs, protein and fats which provide you with what you need to build strength and heal.
Foods to eat: meat, fish, poultry, organ meats, enriched cereals, soy products, nuts, and lentils.