Four foods that will help improve your flexibility
Whilst stretching and physical activity are the best methods of improving flexibility, it is important to have a diet that supports your muscles and joints as you work them.
So which foods will help you limber up and get loose? Here are four to try this week:
Whilst not technically a food, water is often forgotten or overlooked when considering muscle and joint health. Water in the body impacts muscle elasticity and lubricates joints, helping to make low- or high-intensity movements easier and less damaging to the body. So, don’t just wait to get thirsty before taking your next sip of water, try having 2 Litres of water across each day, as recommended by experts.
Bone broth is a rich source of collagen and amino acids which are key building blocks of your muscles, tendons, bones and skin. Consuming these proteins can help to support your physical health by replenishing the structural deficits of your body at a molecular level. Don’t be put-off by the name, bone broth can make a flavourful base for hearty soups and stews.
Oranges are a potent source of vitamin C which can help to fight free radicals in the body. These unstable atoms form in the body at higher rates during intense exercise which slows the body’s post-workout recovery. To get back to your exercise and stretching routine faster, try snacking on a few extra oranges each week.
Spices such as cinnamon, ginger and turmeric have natural anti-inflammatory properties. These can help to increase muscle mobility which assists with easing stiff or painful body movements. Spices can be easily incorporated into breakfast, lunch or dinner as a seasoning. Try sprinkling some cinnamon over your porridge or rubbing turmeric on chicken before roasting it. Alternatively, try our Flexofytol supplement which has borrowed turmeric’s anti-inflammatory powers to target joint pain and increase flexibility.
Remember, it is important to balance your intake of these food types with the recommended healthy diet guidelines.
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