Did you know that choosing the right food after your physical therapy can help with muscular soreness and pain? Choose smart – suffer less.

Tart cherry juice – can minimize muscle pain and help to regenerate sore muscles as you sleep.
Turmeric – helps reduce the pain associated with delayed onset of muscle soreness, reduce injury, and improve recovery of muscle performance.
Salmon – loaded with anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats, antioxidants, and muscle-building protein, salmon is a close-to-perfect post-workout food.
Watermelon – boosts important amino acids that can help sore muscles.
Eggs – a source of leucine, which is linked to muscle recovery.
Bananas – a great source of the electrolyte potassium, which may help reduce muscle soreness post-gym.
Green tea – rich in anti-inflammatory antioxidants is the perfect pre- or post-workout drink to prevent muscle and cell damage related to exercise.
Nuts and seeds – provide essential Omega-3 fatty acids to fight inflammation and proteins for muscle synthesis and growth.

Additional resources for our patients:
1. What Are the Best Foods to Eat After an Intense Workout?, Healthline
2. What to Eat Before, During, and After Exercise, WebMed
3. The best foods to fuel a workout, Mayo Clinic
4. Tips to Recover from a Workout, American Physical Therapy Association

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