Foods that Heal

To mend muscles and heal fractures more quickly, look no further than your local supermarket


Posted: 27 May 2011
by Kelly Bastone

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Fruit and Veg

Buy: Carrots, spinach, sweet potatoes and kale for vitamin A; oranges, strawberries, peppers and broccoli for vitamin C

Why?

Vitamin A helps make white blood cells for fighting infection, which can be a risk with injury. Vitamin C has been proven to help skin and flesh wounds heal faster and stronger, making it a valuable ally when caring for road rash, for example.

Vitamin C also helps repair connective tissues and cartilage by contributing to the formation of collagen, an important protein that builds scar tissue, blood vessels and even new bone cells.

Picture credit: James Ross/ Getty Images


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