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Healing Injuries Faster With Nutritional Help

By Brandi Swieter

Injuries occur at a time when people least expect. Whether a hiker falls and twists an ankle or a athlete gets hurt on the field, countless injuries can happen to the body that leave it vulnerable. With nutritional help, some of these injuries can heal faster than typically expected. By consuming the right foods and drinks during the recovery process, people can improve their overall recovery time and get back to normal at a quicker rate than others who fail to follow a nutritious diet.

Drink Lots of Water

No other drinks are necessary besides water. The body needs it for fuel and hydration. Because the body is made up largely of water, it needs to get replenished frequently to maintain appropriate levels. Eight glasses per day is the recommendation from doctors, although many people struggle to meet this amount. Add a lemon to enhance the flavor or infuse a pitcher of water with other fruit to improve the taste as well.

Substitute Smoothies

Fruits and vegetables are going to be a major help in the recovery process. They contain the nutrients and vitamins needed for the body to heal itself. Some people struggle to get enough vegetables and fruits in their diet. Substituting portions of raw foods with smoothies is one way to help ensure people get all the nutrition they need. Countless recipes exist that make great tasting smoothies that are highly nutritious. Just be sure to avoid adding sugar, which can spike your blood sugar levels. Use cucumbers, celery, or spinach as a base.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C works to improve tissue and bone growth within the body. Incorporate it into the recovery diet by consuming foods rich in C vitamins. Bell peppers and oranges are two options that contain high amounts of the substance. The yellow, red, and orange peppers provide higher amounts than green peppers do, so be sure to choose those first. Those that do not enjoy these foods can take a supplement instead to improve their intake levels.

Injuries need time to heal no matter what a person eats or drinks during the recovery time. It will take the body time to adjust and recover before it operates as normal. Visit The Joint Chiropractic to assess injuries and see what recommendation they provide. A doctor of chiropractic may have further recommendations on the correct diet to follow to help heal faster.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Noblesville, Ind.

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