I like a little 35ml shot right to the gluteus maximus as soon as I wake up…let me be serious, I’m talking about fruits and vegetables people lol.
I like to think that I’ve been taking very good care of my body for the past 4 weeks, which lead to me being able to do some controlled squats and lunges yesterday 💪🏾. One of the things that I’ve been doing is making juice. I was trying to think of ways to recover well and recover quickly. As everyone who dabbles in some form of fitness knows, nutrition is everything. Whether it’s body composition, blood health, bone health, recovery, etc., nutrition on all days is going to be a concern when you’re training at a high level. Micronutrients are the one thing that I tend to neglect regularly but I promise I’m getting better lol.
I bought a juicer on Amazon for $40 on Cyber Monday (I know right?!). It’s not a top of the line juicer but it’s just fine for now. Since I know I have to eat a bit less, I do about 1-2 juices a day and 1-2 meals. So far I’ve tried out quite a few juices, but I’ll give you guys my top 2.
“Hella Vitamin C”
A slice of ginger
“Hulked” 4 kale leafs
4 celery stalks
A slice of ginger
Both of these juices have pineapple and ginger in them for a reason. Pineapple contains the enzyme bromelain which has been shown to reduce pain and swelling in acute soft tissue injuries. It also has wound healing applications. Pineapple is also my favorite fruit and is packed with vitamin C 🙂 Ginger, like pineapple, is rich in proteolytic enzymes and zinc which both have anti-inflammatory properties. Also, winter is coming (ha!) and having both vitamin c and ginger will combat sickness. In addition to the juices, I also supplement more proteolytic enzymes with Wobenzym N. It has definitely been proven to support joint health and aid recovery (thanks to ML for putting me on). The influx of all of the excess nutrients from the vegetables and fruits plus proteolytic enzyme supplement are getting that ligament back in tip top shape. Probably better than when I was just concerned with macros.
So as you can see, I’m super serious about these here micronutrients. I’ll definitely be posting about my macronutrients, cheat days, my personal approach to intermittent fasting, and my training. If anybody has any comments or suggestions for recovery, let me know! (Or if you just want to chat a bit that’s fine too; shout out to all my friends actually reading these.)
Song Choice: Juice – Chance The Rapper (Listen to the whole Acid Rap mixtape while you’re at it. Super 🔥)