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No More Muscle Relaxers! Try These 7 Foods to Naturally Relax Your Muscles

By Dominion Ezechibueze

 

Understand The Cause Of Muscle Tightness

 

Muscle tightness and soreness are very common and they are not only correlated to exercising. There are many possible causes of muscle tightness: exercise, especially unfamiliar exercise, backaches, pregnancy, uncomfortable sleeping position, sedentary lifestyles, and so on. While some over-the-counter medications can help, most individuals prefer a more natural approach to easing their muscle discomfort.

Certain foods can enhance your flexibility and mobility. These foods primary effects are providing the body with the essential nutrients needed to fight muscle tightness and soreness. Food is medicine, and what we put into our bodies is either healing and nourishing our bodies or harming us.

 

 

Get Rid of Inflammation

 

Inflammation is your body’s way of fighting against things that harm it, like infections and injuries, in an attempt to heal itself. The more inflamed your muscles are, the harder time you’ll have to improve your flexibility. By eating an anti-inflammatory diet, you can easily relieve inflamed muscles. Blueberries, ginger, and turmeric have exceptional anti-inflammatory properties, which help muscles recover quickly and prevent soreness. Include these foods in your diet to promote flexibility. Gingers stimulating effect on the circulatory system and anti-inflammatory properties make it the most important superfood to add to your diet to keep your ligaments, joints, and tendons flexible. Turmeric, like ginger, is a powerful anti-inflammatory and effective circulatory system stimulator. In addition, turmeric speeds up muscle repair, making it a key component in improving flexibility.

 

 

 

The Right Nutrients

 

Oranges & Zespiri Kiwis are high in vitamin C, which combat free radicals. When exercising, your body naturally produces more free radicals. This is what causes that tightness feeling in the areas of your muscles that you just worked out. To recover quickly from your workout routine, regularly eating oranges and Zespiri Kiwis will help to increase your flexibility.

 

Fresh fish is rich in essential amino acids and omega 3s. Studies suggest foods rich in “omega-3 fatty acids enhance joint mobility, improve flexibility and boost your overall health.”

Not only is watermelon high in water, but it also contains the amino acid L-citrulline, which enhances athletic performance and assists with post-workout recovery. Performance athletes should consume watermelon to train harder and recover quicker.

 

 

 

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