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9 Foods for Sore Muscles Post-Workout

October 11, 2018 - 1:11 pm

Dealing with sore muscles after a tough workout is a literal pain. Thankfully, Elite Daily has compiled this list of nine foods you should consider eating post-workout to battle the soreness. Here they are:

Chia seeds. Chia seeds are a good source of ALA omega-3 fatty acids, [which] help reduce inflammation.

Ginger. Ginger is a great anti-inflammatory food for reducing muscle soreness

Tart cherry juice. Several studies have shown that tart cherry juice improves muscle soreness among athletes. 

Pineapple. Pineapple can help to reduce inflammation and has pain-relieving effects. 

Coconut water. Coconut water provides a healthy dose of potassium and magnesium, which can help your muscles recover more quickly.

Eggs. Eggs are a great source of protein and leucine (an amino acid that plays a big part in muscle growth). 

Nuts. Nuts are packed with protein and omega-3 fatty acids to fight inflammation and promote muscle growth. 

Salmon. Salmon is full of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, and lean protein--all of which help restore muscles. 

Sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes are a wonderful source of vitamin C and beta carotene, and they help build back your glycogen stores.