To be healthy, it is essential to drink water every day (at least ½ Gallon per day) to replace the water lost from the sweating related to a cardio activity, etc. If you play sports, drinking water is essential because poor hydration leads to decreased athletic performance, loss of essential micronutrients and promotes decrease in blood volume.
In case of a physical effort, water is necessary for muscular work because it promotes the proper functioning of enzymes and the intake of minerals to be healthy.
How to prevent muscle soreness?
To prevent muscle soreness, magnesium, calcium and sodium are essential because they prevent cramps and inflammation after exercise. For example, nutritionists recommend a glass of milk or a banana after intense physical exertion. Rich in magnesium and carbohydrates, the banana will speed up the recovery.
You also need to incorporate carbohydrates, whole wheat bread and pasta into your diet in order to improve your endurance.
You’ll understand that a balanced diet and proper hydration are important. Here is a recipe for a drink that will help you eliminate muscle pain and promote quick physical recovery.
- 3 carrots
- 1 celery stalk
- ½ cucumber
- 1 cup broccoli, cooked
Mix all ingredients in a juicer and drink. If you’re do sports every day, please drink this juice regularly.
Carrots: Rich in antioxidants and essential vitamins, the carrot strengthens the immune system and prevents diseases. Vitamin C plays an important role in the production of collagen (skin, ligament and bone regeneration). It contains potassium which contributes to muscle contraction and improves the metabolism of carbohydrates.
Celery: despite its low caloric intake, this vegetable is abundant with nutrients such as calcium, iron, potassium, sodium and vitamins (A, B and C), all essential for good health. Celery has healing properties that help relieve joint and muscle pain.
Cucumber: Rich in vitamin B and carbohydrates, cucumber is a source of energy for the body. It has energizing properties that facilitate physical recovery after strenuous exercise while promoting hydration.
Broccoli: low in calorie, broccoli is a complete and highly nutritious food full of vitamins C and E, beta carotene, flavonoids, isothiocyanates, sulfur components, dietary fiber and lutein. This food helps relieve muscle and joint pain.