The role of dietary components and their relation to anti-inflammatory properties in the body is a great way to recover from workouts and in some cases help decrease injuries related to inflammation.

Always start with whole foods first. Phytochemicals are a great benefit to antioxidant properties as well as anti-inflammatory foods.

Nutrient  – Food sources

Lycopene – tomatoes, grapefruit, guava                                                                                   Lutein – egg yolks, leafy greens                                                                                                       Zeaxanthin – green vegetables and eggs                                                                                 Astaxanthin – pacific salmon                                                                                                                  Catechins – tea

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