hi-after falling over nearly 2 weeks ago and doing something really painful to my ribs, chest and back and being in excruciating pain since I have been thinking about nutrients that help repair muscle, tendon and tissue damage. These green smoothie ingredients are high in these healing vitamins and minerals so have the best post injury/ exercise injury benefits.
B6- spinach banana sunflower seeds
E- sunflower seeds avocado spinach
C- barley grass orange berries kiwi lemon
Niacin- avocados dates leafy greens
Zinc- bananas blackberries strawberries avocado cucumber kiwi lettuce
pumpkin seeds peaches wheat germ cocoa powder and chocolate
Selenium- plant foods like barley grass and leafy greens are the major dietary sources of selenium in most countries throughout the world. The amount of selenium in soil, which varies by region, determines the amount of selenium in the plant foods that are grown in that soil.
Magnesium- greens again because the centre of the chlorophyll molecule (which gives green vegetables their colour) contains magnesium and also bananas are really high in this essential mineral.
I’ve only made 2 essential trips lately- to the chiropractor (thankyou Natasha!) and to the farmer’s markets for greens. I also bought some powdered organic barley grass to give my green smoothies a bit of extra green healing help. On the mornings I couldn’t chop anything I blended this with banana for a quick green smoothie.
Barley grass is very high in organic sodium-much more than celery, which is great for arthritis. Arthritis is really common after any physical injury. Organic sodium dissolves calcium deposited on the joints and also replenishes organic sodium in the lining of the stomach. This helps digestion by helping the production of hydrochloric acid in the stomach. Also it helps clear out toxins from any medication and painkillers because the chlorophyll is a natural detoxifier that rids the intestines of stored toxins.
SO my injury repairing green smoothie – bunch of dinosaur kale (saw this labelled as tuscan cabbage recently) and spinach, powdered barley grass, cucumber, orange, kiwi, banana, lemon, ginger, 3 dates and a handful of sunflower seeds and mixed berries