Eating a nutrient dense diet is key to optimal health and performance. Beyond eating a balanced diet, there are specific foods you can incorporate that will provide the nutrients that target inflammation and can greatly enhance recovery. Performance is all about training and what you do with the recovery period that follows. Incorporating these foods will ensure you recover quickly, adapt to the training you are undergoing, and are in peak form when you go surfing.
Ginger is an often overlooked and under-utilized super anti-inflammatory food. The root, or rhizome, of the plant is most commonly used for its health benefits. The root contains 14 main bioactive nutrients that denote its anti-inflammatory properties. Ginger has been studied for its effect on muscle pain, and has been shown to reduce it in one study (1).
I recommend incorporating half an inch to one inch of fresh ginger root into your daily intake to reduce muscle soreness and for overall anti-inflammatory ben...