How To Diet For Injury Recovery

Injury Recovery

So you’ve sustained a significant injury, and are dealing with the frustration of inactivity and potential weight gain while also handling medical bills and rehab? It’s a lot to handle. The last thing you need is to spend hours every day worrying about your diet and chemical intake.

Never fear – several basic rules and key ingredients can help you beat the blues, and spend less time plotting the course and more time rehabbing and looking forward to a clean bill of fitness.

Eat Less, Drink More

Obviously, your regular diet of high-protein and carbohydrates won’t cut it. You can no longer “pick your spots” to indulge in junk food or beer without suffering from increased fat and malaise.

Some basic strategies can help. Stay hydrated and eat small portions of high-metabolism foods such as fish and flax seed. That will keep your body’s engine running despite the inability to execute a complete workout. Stay away from candy, but go ahead and enjoy some low-calorie desserts like berries and low-fat whipped cream.

Vitamin A

Studies show that Vitamin A is a near-essential ingredient in your healing process. Vitamin A assists in the healing process of cells, known as cellular reproduction or differentiation. Foods high in this helpful vitamin include kale and spinach, carrots, squash and sweet potatoes.

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