Acute injuries do happen from time to time whether it’s from working out, sports, or just accidents around the home. During the injury recovery time it is very important to feed your body the nutrients it needs and consume enough calories to speed up healing. Supplementing with some key micronutrients will help you heal faster and get you back to your routine. These micronutrients are Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Copper, and Zinc. Also, two minerals that play a vital role in injury prevention are Calcium and Iron. So make sure you are setting up a good environment in your body for healing so you can minimize your down time!
What you eat before and after exercising is very important in your recovery and progress. If nutrition at these times is neglected then consequences such as extended muscle soreness, fatigue, overtraining symptoms, decreased performance, loss or minimal gain of muscle mass, and impaired metabolism may occur. To avoid this make sure you are consuming an appropriate amount of protein and carbs during this time. A good baseline recovery drink recommendation after your workout is for each hour of exercise cosume 600mL of water mixed with a quality protein powder that gives you approximately 30g of carbs and 15g of protein.