86 High Protein Plant-Based Foods To Heal Faster

Are you in pain? No matter if you’ve been in an auto accident or have a sports injury, or if you’re in physical therapy, the first thing is to realize the food you eat can either help or hinder your recovery.

I learned from researching the practice of a specific type of spinal adjustment technique entitled: Advanced Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) and discovered that food is natures medicine and a piece of the puzzle to how our body heals itself naturally. If you’ve suffered an injury, protein can help you recover by:

  • Boosting Energy Levels
  • Strengthening The Immune System
  • Improving The Nervous System
  • Increasing Tissue & Cellular Regeneration
  • Balancing Hormone Levels
  • Preventing Joints From Re-injury
  • Increasing The Metabolism
  • Lowering Blood Pressure

Eat Meat In Moderation

There’s no shame in eating meat, but when you incorporate fruits and vegetables that are also high in protein, you will be doing all you can to recover from your injury as quickly as possible. If you are suffering chronic pain, then it’s advised that you skip out on red meat and choose chicken or fish as the alternative meat source, as red meats and fried foods increase inflammation, which can increase your daily pain levels.

Add These Proteins To Your Grocery List

A plant-based protein diet doesn’t mean you need to be a vegetarian, but the more protein and other essential vitamins you consume the faster you’ll heal.

Fruits

Cantaloupe

Peaches

Watermelon

Jackfruit

Oranges

Plums

Honeydew Melon

Mango

Blueberry

Bananas

Avocados

Pineapple

Grapes

Figs

Durian

Dates

Persimmons

Pears

Grains

Kamut

Spelt

Quinoa

Teff

Wild Rice

Triticale

Amaranth

Buckwheat Groats

Oatmeal

Millet

Brown Rice

Beans

Lupin Beans

Fava Beans

Brown Lentils

Black Eyed Peas

Split Peas

Kidney Beans

Lima Beans

Green Peas

Red Lentils

Mung Beans

Pinto Beans

Adzuki Beans

Black Beans

Navy Beans

Chickpeas

Peanuts

Green Beans

Vegetables

Radish

Garlic

Beets

Onion

Carrots

Sweet Potato

Parsnip

Broccoli Sprouts

Mushrooms

Bok Choy

Spinach

Mustard Greens

Collards

Chard

Kale

Broccoli

Brussel Sprouts

Turnip Greens

Artichokes

Nuts & Seeds

Hemp Seeds

Pumpkin

Almonds

Pistachio

Sunflower

Poppy Seeds

Flax Seeds

Chia Seeds

Cashews

Sesame Seeds

Hazelnuts

Walnuts

Brazil Nuts

Pine Nuts

Chestnut

Macadamia Nuts

Supplements & Powders

Pea Protein Powder

Brown Rice Powder

Hemp Protein Powder

Nutritional Yeast

Maca Powder

Eat More Protein, Lose Weight, & Strengthen Muscles

You don’t have to eat like a vegetarian to seek out protein in vegetables, nuts, grains, and fruits, but research shows that eating more protein can help you recover faster from injury or post-surgery. The choice of protein is essential and depends on what source of proteins you choose. To stave heart disease and lower cholesterol levels, associated with eating high-fat meats, increase your protein intake by eating less fried fats (like bacon and hamburgers), and including extra helpings of protein-rich plant-based ingredients.

Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, & Supplements

If you’re in any amount of pain, then you must take matters into your own hands and change your diet to recover as fast as possible. Increasing protein in your diet can help in maintaining muscle mass as you age or after an injury. It’s inevitable that being in pain will cause you to want not to exercise. For severe cases of chronic pain, I recommend seeking the assistance of a CBP chiropractor. A CBP spinal physician can help you change your lifestyle to manage your pain and avoid surgery and continuous pain medications. Start with your diet and seek a professional that offers pain management alternatives and you’ll find the comfort you’ve been seeking.

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