Probiotics & Gut Health for Injury Recovery & Prevention
Bonus > Healthy Radiant Skin + Increased Energy
Good news! Probiotics not only give us clear, beautiful skin, they also help protect & repair our ligaments and joints.
I recently tore my left shoulder and tennis is my favourite sport. Being in a sling and handicap for a week really motivated me to re-examine best practices to prevent inflammation in my body and lower risk of injury.
Today, I’m sharing a summary of my best health tips.
The big take away is… direct food source is substantially more effective than any supplement pill you can buy at the health food store.
Here are my easy and quick recipes for “eating your nutrition” versus “swallowing it”:
- PROBIOTICS VIA KEFIR MILK + PLUS COLLAGEN
- ANTI-INFLAMMATION – TUMERIC LATTES / CELERY JUICE
- FIBRE + OMEGAS – CHIA PUDDING / WALNUTS / FLAX / HEMP SEEDS
PROBIOTICS VIA KEFIR MILK + PLUS COLLAGEN
My favourite source of live probiotics is to drink a cup of coconut kefir with collagen mixed in.
We need the collagen not only for healthy skin, hair and nails, but it’s essential for our ligaments and joints.
Health professionals all agree this is a top priority especially for women to maintain muscle mass and prevent osteoporosis.
2 T of collagen powder has 9 grams of protein so an added bonus.
ANTI-INFLAMMATION > TUMERIC LATTES + CELERY JUICE
Turmeric lattes are delicious and very therapeutic to decrease inflammation in our overall body.
Add your choice of milk along with 1 teaspoon of organic traditions, turmeric powder, 1/8 tsp black pepper and 1 tsp maple syrup, 1/4 tsp fresh grated ginger, 1/4 tsp of coconut oil.
Note: My favourite milk is the Silk 8 g protein almond & cashew. Bonus protein for our muscles and it keeps you feeling full.
If you have a juicer, making a celery, ginger & beet juice is a fabulous anti-inflammatory drink.
Yogis have been drinking celery juice for centuries for its multitude of benefits.
FIBRE + OMEGAS > CHIA PUDDING, FLAX, HEMP SEEDS
Fibre is food for our stomach bacteria which leads to good gut health and further to excellent health overall. There are many great sources of fibre such as oats, leafy vegetables, fruits… you can easily Google them and choose your favourites.
Now, let’s at my two recipes.
Make a Chia pudding bowl or a smoothie with these powerhouse omegas that are rich in fibre too.
It’s highly recommended to make Chia pudding versus eating the seeds dry as it increases the absorption and the amount of a omegas for your body.
Omega Rich Spinach Smoothie:
- 1 C Silk 8g Almond/Cashew Milk
- 1 C Fresh Spinach
- 1/2 Banana
- 1/2 Avocado Fresh or Froze.
- 1/4 C Chia pudding
- 1 T Flax Seed
- 1 T Hemp Seeds
- 1 T Fresh Grated Ginger
- 1 T Fresh Squeezed Lime or Lemon juice
- 1 C Ice
Chia Pudding Recipe:
- 1 C Milk of choice
- 1/4 C Chia Seeds
- 1 tsp Vanilla or chocolate cocoa powder for chocolate lovers
In a 500 ml mason jar, mix ingredients together. Stir a few times over 10 minute period so the chia seeds don’t get stuck. Ready in 6 hours.
KEEP HEALTHY LONG-TERM
In summary, probiotics, omegas, fibre and anti-inflammatory foods are are pillars of health and beauty.
I hope you found these tips helpful and that it motivates you to add these foods into your daily routine. Not only will you feel great, you’re also protecting yourself from annoying injuries.
Wishing you all a beautiful summer filled with health and happiness!
xx Tanya Moss
President and Cofounder of Nayelle Skincare
PS: If you have any great recipes for nutritious rich smoothies, shoot me an email and I’ll share them with our Nayelle group on social.