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Nutritional Support for Exercise-Induced Injuries

December 27, 2016

Nutritional considerations for injury recovery πŸ‹
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Infographic of the review paper by Tipton I referred to in yesterday's post πŸ‘ˆ
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Nutritional recommendations seems to mostly come in 3's and injury support is no different 😜 β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €β €
1. Energy balance is key! ☝️️
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Energy expenditure can increase 15 - 50% depending on type and severity of injury. Wound healing and muscle protein synthesis are also reduced when consuming less calories than your body requires πŸ“‰
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2. High protein intake is essential! 🍳
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In order to spare muscle loss during inactivity due to injury, higher protein intakes are of utmost importance πŸ’ͺ
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3. Other nutrients may be warranted in some circumstances! πŸ’Š
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Although you should be able to get most micronutrients which aid recovery from a well-balanced diet, supplementation of some nutrients may be required. For example, creatine monohydrate, omega-3's and vitamin D, amongst others ☝️️
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The full article can be read here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4672013/ πŸ‘ˆ

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