30 Apr '15, 11pm

Reduce post-workout muscle soreness with this spice:

Reduce post-workout muscle soreness with this spice:

Every runner is familiar with the dual effects of pushing yourself a little harder than usual during a run. Right after your workout, you feel exhausted but great—even euphoric—but soon after you’re resigned to the couch, muscles aching with soreness, and held captive by bags of frozen peas. That pain, which sets in after unfamiliar or high-intensity exercise, is referred to as delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS. Fortunately, a recent study from the European Journal of Applied Physiology may have unearthed an easy way to beat post-workout soreness. That’s where curcumin comes in. Curcumin is an extract from the root of the curcuma plant. It's also known as turmeric root and gives turmeric, a mainstay spice in classic Indian curry dishes, its characteristic yellow color. This extract has long been used in Chinese and Indian medicine for its anti-inflammatory, anticarcin...

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