Many people get out of bed every day with pains in their back, knees, shoulders, or elbows.
This pain makes training that much harder, as it does many every day activities.
What most people don’t realize … even doctors! … is that one MAJOR cause of pain is actually food.
If you’re looking to double your recovery process and get pain free MUCH faster than with just pills, here’s what you should focus on removing from your diet:
1 – Grains
Refined or not, grains are inflammatory. That’s even worse if you’re gluten-sensitive, like 10-15 % (depending on the sources) of the world’s population. The phytic
acid and lecithins in grains are a problem for most people, even without allergies or intolerance.
2 – Sugar
This one is obvious. Nothing damages the digestive track like sugar. The medical community is starting to agree on the fact that chronic inflammation often starts in
your gut, the biggest part of your immune system.
3 – Alcohol
I personally love having a craft beer or two once or twice a week … but keep in mind that beer or any other alcoholic beverage damages your gut flora and liver when
consumed in excess.
4 – Pasteurized dairy
75% of the world’s population is intolerant to lactose. That’s because the pasteurization process destroys the healthy bacteria and enzymes in raw milk, and make
this popular beverage very hard to digest. In my experience, most people feel like a million bucks when drinking less pasteurized milk or ditching it altogether.
5 – Refined vegetable oil
Canola, soy, safflower, corn, sunflower, you name it. Even though these oils are advertised as healthy and trans-fat free, turns out the heavy refining which they go
through destroy the healthy fats and turn them into highly inflammatory by-products.
These foods are just a few examples of what people are consuming on a daily basis.
HOWEVER … good news is, there are also a ton of SUPERFOODS that can actually REDUCE your pain, and help you heal your joints.
So, if YOU suffer from joint or muscle pain of any kind, be sure to check out the best resource on the subject:
Thanks, train hard, and talk soon –
– Forest Vance
Master of Science, Human Movement
Certified Fitness Nutrition Coach