“Fruit has a high water content and can therefore help to hydrate your body as well as work to flush out acids. Dark leafy green vegetables are also great for flexibility for the same reason. The high water content of fruits and dark leafy green vegetables is beneficial because adequate hydration helps the muscles to stretch.”
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“Oranges are packed with vitamin C which helps combat free radicals. We produce more free radicals when we exercise so not only can oranges help reduce the risk of chronic diseases, they can also help with recovery and staying flexible.”
“Rich in flavonoids which can raise HDL [‘good’] cholesterol, resveratrol which can reduce cancer risk, and nitric oxide which can improve cardiovascular health, grape juice packs a lot of health benefits, including improving joint health.”
Avocados are a great plant-based source of omega-3. So if you’re not really a fan of fish, these make a great alternative.
“Keeping your fluids topped up is key if you want to stay flexible. Our muscles are largely composed of water and it’s this water content that is key for muscle elasticity.”
“I always suggest that you continue to hydrate throughout the day instead of waiting to become thirsty. In doing so, you will be lubricating your joints, as well as keeping your muscles and entire body flexible.”
Blueberries have many anti-inflammatory properties which can help muscles recover and prevent sore joints.
“Researchers in Spain found that watermelon may enhance athletic performance and reduce muscle soreness due to it containing the amino acid L-citrulline.”
“Including ginger in your diet can help to promote flexibility because it has a stimulating effect on the circulatory system,”. “Ginger is also good for reducing inflammation which can contribute to increased flexibility. You can either buy ginger fresh and include it in your cooking or purchase a ginger herbal tea.”
“Turmeric, like ginger, is also anti-inflammatory and useful for improving circulation. It is also great for muscle repair which makes it an all-round winner for flexibility.”