Everyday Show: DeMarcus Ware Recovery Foods Everyday Show: DeMarcus Ware Recovery FoodsFebruary 4, 2017 in Media, TravelShare ThisFacebookPinterestTwitterPrintemailDuring times of injury our body is riddled with inflammation because it’s the body’s natural response to healing. It sends nourishment and immune activity to heal the site faster. But when the whole body is inflamed due to eating inflammatory foods like highly-processed packaged foods and synthetic ingredients, it can diminish the body’s ability to focus on healing its intended site and creates a whole host of other issues from joint pain to degenerative diseases. So it’s all about eating a balanced diet of real food. Sorry, it’s not a sexy answer 🙂 but that’s the key to reducing inflammation to speed up recovery. Check out the interview and recipes below! Broth and Juice Demarcus and I focus on starting the day with warm bone broth and green juice to give him an instant boost of anti-inflammatory nutrients that his body is craving after a night of fasting and detoxing. Turmeric is particularly beneficial due to it’s high concentration of the compound curcumin which is has been proven over and over to be a highly effective anti-inflammatory addition to the diet. I use fresh turmeric in the juice to make sure he’s getting that boost. Steak Salad DeMarcus loves his animal protein and it’s not something I typically recommend during an intense recovery period. However, I do like to recommend eating a healthful diet without deprivation. So this is where balance comes in and sustainability thrives. Because this is something he loves to include, we’re making sure the animal products are of the highest quality (wild-caught, pasture-raised, organic) and we’re including them with raw vegetables to ensure easy digestion. Raw vegetables offer key enzymes to healthfully break-down the foods you consume. Animal products are infamous for being one of the more difficult foods to digest so if we can do our part in adding those enzymes, we’ll have a much less inflamed system. To enhance digestion even more – add bitter foods like dandelion greens, raddichio, and arugula, which activate more salivary glands to prime the digestive tract to do its work even more efficiently. Travel Protein Bars Because DeMarcus travels a lot we want to make sure he’s keeping up with his nutrition while out and about. Here I have these delicious Sweet ‘N Nutty Protein Bars that are a cinch to make and they’re packed with all the delicious nutrients that will keep him satiated (which is key to avoiding not-so-healful options on the road) and his body humming with anti-inflammatory activity.