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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Meat Counter

Buy: Lean meat (poultry, beef, lamb or pork)


Lean meats are packed with protein, a critical building block for producing new cells.

In a 2008 study published in the Journal of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology, researchers at the University of Ottawa, Canada, identified a protein that acted like a bridge between damaged tissues, promoting repair.

Because athletes require about 112 grams of protein per day (for a 79kg athlete) eating meat is an excellent way to encourage speedy healing.

Picture credit: Maja Smend/ Getty Images

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