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How important is nutrition during an injury?

Answered By Nutritionist Will

Question

Is nutrition important when injured? Do I relax and eat whatever while I'm recovering or does it make a difference?

Answer

The body literally heals injuries with nutrients. Amino acids, Vitamin C, and many other vitamins and minerals are essential for the body to heal, so yes, proper nutrition is important. Too many athletes get injured and don't realize that what and how they eat impacts how quickly their bodies can heal. Making sure you're eating well or deciding to work with a nutritionist during recovery from a significant injury can help ensure proper recovery.

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