The battle of inflammation is real.
We all chose the path of soreness from our first step into Full Strength. CrossFit keeps us on our toes with its variety and demands to continually improve in our sport. The drawback is that it seems to always leave some body part all tuckered out.
Inflammation from our workouts isn’t all bad. It does push are body towards repair, recovery, rebuilding, and healing. Inflammation from our environment that we can’t escape can invade our body and can lead to the not so good stuff such as chronic disease, heart problems, cancer, weakening of our immune system among other things. It’s important that we nourish out bodies with antioxidants to help fight off this inflammation and keep our bodies ready for anything!
The surely isn’t a shortage of studies being done on green tea, Some studies even show substantial benefits to chronic disease. When it comes to green tea the bottom line is it’s a healthy additional to anyone’s day! The recommendation is 6 cups per day, hefty I know. Switch it up and make the effort to sip on it throughout the day it’s worth it.
Not only does ginger help battle off inflammation in the same way green tea does but studies show that if you take more than 2 grams per day through supplementation it can reduce muscle soreness up to 25%!!!
Here is a list of Antioxidants that can help us fight free radicals and recover from our workouts