Soothe your muscle soreness

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Muscle soreness arises after beginning a new workout routine or upping your old workout due to microscopic tears forming in your muscles. Luckily, there are a few foods that may help combat this soreness! First, a diet rich in antioxidant foods such as cherries, blueberries or pomegranates helps relieve the soreness by acting just like ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Also, Omega-3s found in salmon and walnuts provide additional anti-inflammatory effects to reduce soreness. Ginger is another great substance that can reduce inflammation! In addition to diet, moving actually helps soreness! Light walking and moving your body keeps blood circulating and allows oxygen to reach the muscles. This helps them heal and reduces soreness.