Eat these foods for flexibility

Foods for flexibility via alignyo
Adding these foods to your diet may help increase flexibility.
Whole Journey Founder and Owner Christa Orecchio
Whole Journey Founder and Owner Christa Orecchio

"Leafy green veggies are the best way to ensure flexibility – from the inside out," says Christa Orecchio, founder of The Whole Journey (a clinical nutrition and holistic health practice). "Physiologically, greens help to detoxify the liver, strengthen the immune and respiratory systems and improve circulation." Christa recommends three key supplements that will compliment your practice by increasing flexibility and supporting muscle function.

The (barley) grass is always greener

"Packed with vitamins, minerals, amino acids and enzymes, barley grass contains high levels of chlorophyll, which stimulates tissue growth and accelerates wound healing. Barley grass is full of beta-carotene, iron and calcium for strong, healthy bones. Add barley grass sprouts to sandwiches and salads."

Super algae

"Spirulina has countless health benefits. This plant strengthens your practice because it helps create and mend muscle mass. Muscle endurance is heightened and cramps are warded off with use. Blend it into your smoothie before or after yoga."

Don't wear (sul)fur

"Sulfur heals and repairs connective tissue and is needed to manufacture the proteins necessary for muscle formation. It’s a natural cure to muscle soreness. Taking it in the form of Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is your best bet. It’s found naturally in many foods such as meat, eggs, parsley, onions, chives, leeks, garlic, oysters, peppers, broccoli, cauliflower and brussel sprouts."

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Comments

Curious question

Thank you for one of the best advices I've ever heard of! Is there anything else you recommend in order to have extreme flexibility? Such as doing kicks but so it can reach up to my chest?

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