Today I was out for a quick run (20 minutes, 2 miles) and about 1/4 of the way, I hit a crack and went flying, tumbling and rolling across the pavement. I was okay. My hip hurt a little and my shoulder was scratched up, but I finished my run and felt fine. However, about halfway through the afternoon my hip started aching.
I knew from my time spent with a great physiotherapist in Glendale that while inflammation serves a purpose, it also can hinder the healing process.
So I went lookin’ on one of my favourite food/health websites for some answers.
- Here’s a post on the great effects of olives on the body, one of which is as an anti-inflammatory.
- Here’s one about tea and its anti-inflammatory properties (among others).
- Here’s list of foods that help reduce inflammation in the short term.
- Here’s a list of ways in which to reduce inflammation over the long term.
- And here’s a list of medication alternatives.
So after reading quickly through these posts, I promptly went to the kitchen and downed two aged garlic pills and four green olives stuffed with jalapeño peppers. Yum!
I’d rather eat olives than down some nsaids any day!