Eat to fight inflammation

These eats contain the anti-inflammatory compounds that soothe sore muscles. Try them after hard workouts for a natural way to boost recovery.

Turmeric latte

The popular spice contains curcumin, which fights free radicals in the body and gives it that bold yellow color.

Spiralized beet salad

The red-hued root vegetable is high in antioxidants that can help combat joint pain.

Tart cherry smoothie

A post-workout drink can offer a good mix of carbohydrates and protein to replenish glycogen stores and encourage muscle repair. Add some tart cherry juice to the blender or pit and throw in fresh, tart cherries. The fruit contains anthocyanins which quell inflammation.

Rose granola

Edible rose petals provide anti-inflammatory compounds called phenols, making this floral granola the perfect topping for protein-rich Greek yogurt.

Cost-benefit analysis: bananas

Should you eat bananas?

Don’t go low carb

Cutting back can have serious side effects.