In addition to using Acupuncture and other forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, there are other ways athletes seek to up their game. One of the simplest ways to increase performance is by watching what you are consuming. You ever heard the saying you are what you eat? Chances are you have, if not, well I am glad that now you have, because there could not be a truer statement.
By carefully calculating what we put into our bodies we can increase Athletic performance in addition to bettering all aspects of our life. It doesn’t have to all start with a full meal, there are little additions you can make to foods and snacks within your normal dietary routine, which will increase performance and Herbs are one of the most crucial things to add to your diet in order to better your physical potential.
Arnica is an herb native to the mountains known for its very interesting and healing properties. Arnica is utilized by lots of distance runners. It is known to wipe out muscle soreness, which is pent up after long-distance runs. It will help you help those muscles so you can sustain a high level of athletic performance. It is best used in its Homeopathic form: you can get Arnica 30c, and take 3-4 pellets, 3 times a day, dissolved under your tongue. Please contact me for further information on Homeopathy.
It is always good to have the Tonic Herb Astragalus around the house. This herb is known to boost overall health and goes by the names Huang Chi or Huang Qi. Enhancing your body’s Qi, which directly apply to all forms of energy in your body, you know it is a good choice to increase your performance. I can also recommend taking Astragalus in a Tonic Herbal Formula, so feel free to set up a consultation with me for those recommendations.
Let’s look at some specific foods to add to your diet in order to boost energy and performance levels.
Beetroot contains lots of Nitrates and does wonders for your Circulatory system, this is key for an athlete. You need to have a healthy-functioning circulatory system in order to complete the tasks you wish to accomplish, adding a steady dose of this veggie to your diet will help with that. Think grated Beets on your salads, Steamed or a Baked Beet with dinner, or Fresh Pressed Beet Juice.
Wild Salmon is an excellent source of the all important Omega-3 Fatty Acid. Salmon, like most fish, is packed full of these fatty acids, which are great for muscle repair as well as it’s Anti-Inflammatory properties. Make sure you buy Wild, NOT Farmed, Salmon!
Whether it be adding a powerful-enhancing Herbal Formula to your day to day routine, or changing some of the foods you eat within your diet, there are vast amounts of ways to up your game naturally. We are barely scratching the surface with this list. Don’t forget, ACUPUNCTURE is also one of the best ways to increase athletic performance, so give me a call today! 310. 450. 9711.