Did you know that how we eat can significantly impact how quickly we recover from pain and injury? That’s right! The food we put into our bodies helps us recover from painful injuries and strains. As well as accelerates the rate at which we heal from them.
What Is The Role of Food When It Comes to Pain and Injury Recovery?
Food is incredibly important when it comes to recovery. It’s responsible for supplying our bodies with the nutrients needed to speed up the healing process and repair muscle or other tissue types. It’s also responsible for helping us to manage pain.
Research has shown that individuals who consume large amounts of fruits and vegetables (full of antioxidants) experience less pain than those who don’t, so if you want to reduce the amount of pain you experience. At the same time, for healing, it’s important to eat a balanced and healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables.
During times of injury, eating more foods that are easy to digest can be helpful as they won’t put too much stress on your body. This is especially important if you’re recovering from an injury that impacts your gastrointestinal system or experiencing pain. You can eat more vegetables, smoothies, and lighter meals.
As you recover, you may find that certain foods make your symptoms worse or that certain foods don’t digest well. If that’s the case, you may want to avoid eating certain foods or switch to eating something else. Eating foods that are low in fiber and easy to digest can help reduce bloating symptoms, abdominal cramping, and discomfort.
Dr. Jonathan Tait on Food and Injury-Recovery
A big kick I have been on of late is how food can help or hinder becoming pain-free and in injury recovery.
CLICK HERE to listen to the interview with Dr. Jonathan Tait on Food and Injury-Recovery.
- Who is Dr. Jonathan Tait?
- How Jon links food nutrition into the assessment process with a new patient
- What are the most common negative contributing factors to pain in the assessment form?
- Jon gives his recommendation about supplementation and pain or injury recovery.
- How does the physical component fit in regarding pain and injury recovery?
- What is a Pain-Free Diet Program?
- Who can use the Pain-Free Diet Program
It’s important to remember that everyone’s bodies are different and that what works for one person might not work for another. That’s why it’s important to try different things and find out what works best for you. If you’re struggling with injury or pain, then it’s important to try and get as much support as you can from your diet. You can do this by eating more nutritious and healthy foods.
Remember, the better your diet is, the faster you’ll recover. If you want to recover faster, ensure you eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and protein. These are great sources of nutrients that can help support healing. It’s also important, as it can be helpful during the healing process so that you don’t overdo it.
A few things you need to know about listening to the interview:
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Rick Kaselj, MS
If you want more information on Dr. Jonathan Tait, you can check out The 14-Day Pain-Free Diet.