As athletes, we know tough workouts lead to inflammation which can be a good thing. Workouts cause tiny muscle tears and the healing that inflammation is what leads to muscle growth. Repetitive physical stress and gruelling practice sessions can, however, lead to the release of free radicals which cause cell and DNA damage along with exhaustion, muscle degradation, and leaving your body more prone injury. If you’re looking for a natural soothing fix to this potential risk, look no further than your kitchen!
💪🏼 Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant which helps remove those damaging free radicals from your body, and helps relieve muscle soreness and joint stiffness.
🏃🏻 The active compound of turmeric, curcumin, can reduce the repetitive trauma, inflammation, and pain that training can cause.
💆🏻 Curcumin can decrease exercise-induced oxidative stress and psychological stress.
🥛 Turmeric is also not well absorbed by the body and needs a helper to be absorbed efficiently; either black pepper or a fat, such the coconut oil or butter in Golden Milk lattes.