Diet forms an important part of treating any problem in body. Treatment of tendon damage is also not an exception.
Tendons are the flexible connectors between your muscles and bones. Over use of the associated organs (arm, wrist, leg etc.) can cause damage to the associated tendons. Depending on the type and intensity of the damage, you need to adapt one or more of the treatment options like medicines, exercises, therapies etc. However, for a complete cure of the problem, you need to have a proper diet that helps heal the tendons.
Here is list of ingredients that need to be included in your tendon dealing diet.
Vitamin C also known as the ascorbic acid, helps produce collagen which is vital to healing the tendons. In case of a tendon damage, you need to have more of the food items reach in vitamin C. Fruits like strawberries, broccoli, oranges, kiwi fruit, cantaloupe, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts etc. are good sources of vitamin C. Vitamin C is known to lose its effect when cooked. So, it is better to eat the items that can be consumed without cooking.
Omega 3 Fatty Acid
Omega 3 fatty acids play a big role in reducing the inflammation in tendons. Good source of Omega 3 fatty acids are fishes like salmon, flounder, late trout etc., vegetable oils, nuts etc. Not just for tendon healing, it is always advisable to have more of Omega3 fatty acids and less of saturated and trans fats.
Bromelain is an enzyme that digests protein and has anti inflammatory property and heals minor injuries. The best source of this enzyme is pie apple.
Bioflavonoids which used to be known as vitamin P as well are a compound found in plants. Because of their anti inflammatory and collagen forming properties, they are considered to be included in tendon healing diets. You can find bioflavonoids in grapes, raspberries, green tea, citrus fruit, apples, peppers, onions, blueberries, cherries, broccoli, black currants etc.