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Foods To Speed Up Your Recovery

How often do you get sore with your training?  Do you live in a constant state of soreness?

Did you know you don’t have to be sore constantly?

Say What!?!?!

I used to think soreness was just a part of being a CrossFit athlete.  I thought if I wasn’t sore, I didn’t work hard enough.


Yes, that is past tense!  I don’t live in that state of soreness anymore.  In fact, I am very rarely sore.

A HUGE part of how I do this is by the foods I put into my body.  The foods I consume have a purpose: either to fuel my body or to repair and recover my body.  I make my food choices based on what my body needs at the time.

YOU can get rid of your soreness, too.  Start to incorporate some of these options into your day and start seeing the benefits of faster recovery.



  • Contains bromelain, which has immune-modulating abilities, regulating the immune response that creates unwanted and unnecessary inflammation.


  • Contains quercetin, which works well for gut and colon damage from inflammatory disease.  The healthier the gut, the less inflammation in your body!

Dark, leafy greens

  • High in antioxidants.  Decrease the oxidation process in the cells, decrease the inflammation in the body!
  • High in vitamin K, which protects from inflammatory diseases

Salmon and Halibut

  • Contain Omega-3 fatty acids, which is associated with decreased levels of inflammation.


  • Helps with immunity and improving the pH in the gut to improve digestion.



  • Active ingredient: curcumin
  • Curcumin is rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions that has been shown to protect and improve the health of virtually every organ in the body.
  • Has been found to be more effective than pharmaceutical drugs as well as more effective in reducing inflammation than over-the-counter ibuprofen.

Black pepper

  • Rich in piperine, which works in conjunction with turmeric.
  • Piperine reduces compounds known to worsen inflammation.
  • Jump starts digestion by speeding up the time it takes for food to move through the digestive tract.


  • Great healing properties and decreases systemic inflammation.


  • Contains apigenin, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant.


  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Contains nutrients that can help fight inflammation.


  • High amounts of antioxidants
  • Contains Vitamin A, which decreases inflammation.


  • Powerful anti-inflammatory
  • Improves breathing


  • Contains linalool and geranyl acetate, both of which are powerful cell-protecting antioxidants.


Olive (oil)

  • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

Avocado (oil)

  • Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties

Coconut (oil)

  • Decreases inflammation and reduces pain


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