Best Green Drink for Muscle Recovery
Video by Dr. Erik Waldeland
The main cause of pain for most of my patients is too much inflammation throughout their body. The best way we can decrease that inflammation is to ensure they are getting the proper nutrients on a daily basis. This will provide the body with the right environment to heal, which helps them get better fast as we progress through care. Getting your daily intake of fruits and vegetables can be tough, especially for those who are constantly on the move throughout the day. Mixing a green drink either in the morning, or at the end of the day can be an easy way to ensure you’re getting the vitamins and minerals your body requires to recover and heal properly.
The recipe below consists of a good balance of fruits, vegetables, as well as a couple innate choice supplements that I always include with my smoothies to give me a well-rounded balance of vitamins and nutrients to help me recover from a tough day in the office or a hard workout. The key ingredient I included in this recipe is broccoli, which is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory food to keep my cells healthy and allow my muscle to recover properly after they have been broken down from weightlifting. There is a ton of research out now that proves how beneficial broccoli can be, which is why everyone should be incorporating it into their diets.
“A high intake of cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage is associated with a reduced risk of cancer because cruciferous vegetables are rich sources of glucosinolates and possess high levels of flavonoids, vitamins, and mineral nutrients”
At Minnesota Chiro Health, we emphasize the importance of what we are putting into our bodies and the important role that plays in how every one of our patients recovers and gets out of pain. Our mission is to lead our community to a healthy way of life by making sure we are eating well, moving well, and thinking well. Give this recipe a try and I look forward to hearing how it goes!
- ½ cup broccoli florets
- ½ cup strawberries
- ¼ cup blueberries
- 2 teaspoons innate choice omega A+D
- 1 capsule innate choice probiotic
- ½ cup almond milk
Hwang, J.-H., & Lim, S.-B. (2014). Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities of broccoli florets in LPS-stimulated raw 264.7 cells. Preventive Nutrition and Food Science, 19(2), 89–97. https://doi.org/10.3746/pnf.2014.19.2.089
We know how important it is to find a Chiropractor near you that you can trust. At Minnesota Chiro Health of St. Louis Park, located at the corner of MN-100 S & Lake Rd./Westside Dr, we emphasize the importance of what we are putting into our bodies and the important role that plays in how every one of our patients recovers and gets out of pain. Our mission is to lead our community to a healthy way of life by making sure we are eating well, moving well, and thinking well. Give this recipe a try and I look forward to hearing how it goes!