BPTh/BPT, Weight Management Specialist, Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE)
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Wine is the worst component to block the positive effects of physiotherapy.
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Red wine has been proved to work in favor of physiotherapy as it helps in making the immune system stronger. Red wine bears a lot of health benefits if taken in moderation. It also helps improve the cardiovascular condition. The primary cause of red wine s benefits is the anti-oxidant properties of red grapes. Anti-oxidants work really well to boost the immune system and help the body fight against infections and inflammation.
Peanut butter is actually helpful for healthy joints.
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Peanut butter is rich in vitamin E which acts excellently as an antioxidant. Free radicals are responsible for damaging the body. But vitamin E is reported to protect the body against free radicals. Vitamin ER also protects the immune system from any damage and aids in the procurement of red blood cells. Other foods rich in vitamin E are sunflower seeds, canola, broccoli, almonds, and spinach.
The Paralympic gold medalist, David Weir advocates beetroot juice consumption because of its
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The nitrate content in beetroot and its juice has shown improved performances in running and cycling activities that require a continuous supply of oxygen. This nitrate component in beetroot gets converted to nitric oxide that helps the blood vessels to dilate, increasing blood flow and decreasing blood pressure.
Coconut water can be taken as an alternative to sports drink because it is rich in this nutrient.
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While exercising the body tends to lose a lot of sodium and potassium through sweating. Coconut water is rich in the mineral potassium along with the presence of sodium and a few calories too. It is devoid of fats and cholesterol. It is true that excessive intake of coconut water can add up calories to the body but in controlled amounts, it is wonderful for health.
An orange, a handful of blueberries and a few nuts can help your body rebuild with physiotherapy.
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Research has proved that foods rich in vitamin C like oranges, lemons are beneficial for healing injuries in the body. Vitamin C helps in building skin proteins, scar tissues, ligaments, and tendons. Foods rich in zinc are also extremely helpful in increasing the rate of healing and protection the injury from further infection. Zinc also helps in keeping the immune system strong. Fruits like blueberries are rich in anti-oxidants that help knock down inflammation.