How to Fight Inflammation when injured

How to Fight Inflammation when injured

One of the things that happen almost immediately when you are injured is inflammation. The inflammatory response starts with  

Redness, heat, swelling, and pain.  

Redness and heat are caused by increased blood flow.  

Swelling is the result of the increased movement of fluid and white blood cells into the injured area.  

The release of chemicals and the compression of nerves in the area causes pain.  Swelling is both good and bad. 

Immediate swelling is required for tissue repair. It releases enzymes that break down tissue, along with anabolic factors and cells that re-build tissue.  

Swelling later on is almost always harmful.  

The same enzymes that have already done their job start to attack healthy tissue. 

And one of the factors that can lead to chronic inflammation is our nutrition. So - let’s dive into how we can help reduce inflammation using nutrition. 

The wrong foods can cause oxidative stress which damages your cells and causes inflammation. This will slow your healing process and perhaps make your injury even worse.

Here are some of the foods that cause inflammation.

So try to avoid or limit these foods as much as possible: 

  1. refined carbohydrates, such as white bread and pastries 
  2. French fries and other fried foods 
  3. soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages 
  4. red meat (burgers, steaks) and processed meat (hot dogs, sausage) margarine, shortening, and lard 

If you avoid these foods you’ll help your body limit the amount of inflammation. But you can also eat foods to help fight inflammation. 

The best way to help fight inflammation is to

Base your diet on whole, nutrient-dense foods that contain antioxidants — and avoid processed products. 

Antioxidants work by reducing levels of free radicals. Free radicals are reactive molecules created as a natural part of your metabolism. Free radicals cause oxidative stress which causes cell damage and inflammation. So in order to help our bodies… 

Here’s a list of Anti-inflammatory foods

  • Tomatoes 
  • Olive oil 
  • green leafy vegetables, such as spinach, kale, and collards 
  • nuts like almonds and walnuts 
  • fatty fish like salmon, mackerel, tuna, and sardines 
  • fruits such as strawberries, blueberries, cherries, and oranges 

If you struggle to get enough fruits and vegetables you can always look into a  Supergreen supplement. This will help you get more anti-inflammatory nutrients. 

Another way to help your body fight inflammation is through supplementation. We have our athletes take our Inflammation Recovery Kit. You can check it out at 

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Another great way to battle inflammation is Turmeric.

But here’s what you need to know.

All the studies and research show Turmeric is great for inflammation using really high doses. So adding a little turmeric or curcumin to your food won’t be nearly enough to see positive results. 

Plus - your body has a hard time absorbing Turmeric. So if you want to give your body the chance to see similar inflammation-fighting results of Turmeric like the scientific research… make sure you’re taking high doses of quality turmeric and curcumin.  

And make sure the supplement you choose has nutrients to help your body absorb it better. 

One of our go-to supplements to help fight inflammation is TurmaGin. We use a patented nutrient in Turmagin to help your body improve absorption by  2000%. You can check out more at 


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