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1. How to lower body pain with diet?
One should always go for a healthy and balanced diet to keep diseases at bay but when it comes to relieving pain there are various foods available which are anti-inflammatory thus helps in combating pain and inflammation. You can include anti-inflammatory foods in your diet including ginger, blueberries (which contains phytonutrients), oranges, turmeric, pumpkin seeds, tart cherries (rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties), chilli peppers (contains capsaicin having antipain properties), mint. Apart from following an anti-inflammatory diet also opt for healthy fats like olive oil instead of saturated fats, include as many fruits and vegetables in your diet as possible and stay hydrated.
2. Best foods to have before a workout?
There are certain best foods to eat before working out that will help your bodies to prepare and will maximize your efforts at the gym. While we all have dissimilar nutritional requirements there are some known foods which have the perfect balance of fats, carbohydrates and protein. Further, these foods can help in providing fuel to your body, help in fighting fatigue and can keep hunger pangs at bay. So, foods which you can consume before a workout are: –
Bananas: they are nature’s power bar as bananas are packed with potassium and carbohydrates, which aids in nerve and muscle function.
Oats and Fruit Smoothie: Oats are fibre rich, release carbohydrates slowly. Due to this gradual release, energy levels are kept steady throughout your workout which means you can train harder for longer.
Dried fruits: dried fruit makes for an easy, quick and good pre-workout food, so, indulge yourself in some dried berries, figs, apricots, and pineapple. Dried fruits are a great source of simple carbohydrates that are easily digestible.
Whole grain bread: One slice of whole-grain bread is an excellent source of carbohydrates so, combine it with hard-boiled eggs for a protein-packed meal.
Apart from these foods, you can have any fruits or vegetables in different forms. Also, remember to have your pre-workout meal at least 30-90 minutes before your workout.
3. What are the best sources of omega-3 fatty acid?
Omega 3 fatty acids are wholesome and essential fats which provide endless nutritional health benefits like minimizing inflammation. When it comes to rich sources of omega-3, seafood like salmon, seabass, mackerel, oysters, shrimp and trout are highly rich in this nutrient. Other than seafood you can get it from vegan or vegetarian sources like seaweed, algae, and seeds including chia, hemp, flaxseed, walnuts, kidney beans, soybean oil and algae oil.
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