Foods to aid your summer workout regimen

WASHINGTON – As shorts and swimsuit season approaches, some are hitting the gym. Starting an exercise regimen can cause sore joints and muscles, especially for those over 40, so here are some foods to speed recovery from

  • Get powerful antioxidants and Vitamin E by snacking on cherries or drinking cherry juice.
  • Muscles need protein to grow bigger and stronger. Walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts all have Vitamin E which will help the muscle and reduce tearing.
  • Whole grain cereals restore energy and are good before or after a workout.
  • Salmon is loaded with protein and fatty acids which reduce inflammation and help strengthen muscles. A fish oil supplement will do the same.
  • And, of course, be sure to take a couple days to recoup. Arnold didn’t become The Terminator overnight.

WTOP’s David Burd contributed to this report. Follow David and WTOP on Twitter.

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