As a nutritionist with a passion for movement, I’m always looking for a whole foods based approach to give me an edge on training and recovery. I’ve been incorporating flax seeds, turmeric powder and black pepper into my smoothies for a while now with great results.
Whether you have inflammation from working out, an inflammatory condition or just wear and tear, try adding 2 tablespoons of flax seeds, 1-2 teaspoons turmeric powder and 1/2 teaspoon of ground black pepper (or use whole black pepper kernels) into your daily smoothie to aid in pain relief and faster recovery.
**Use caution if you have a history of kidney stones since turmeric is high in oxalates.
Absorption study mentioned – http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9619120