WESTON, Fla. – A new study suggests that low levels of vitamin C in the bloodstream may be an underlying cause of bleeding gums.
The study authors found that increasing vitamin C intake in people with low plasma levels of the vitamin helped stop their gums from bleeding and also reversed eye-related bleeding problems.
And while exercise is a vital part of physical health and weight loss, nutritionists say many people overlook the importance of eating specific foods after a workout.
“It’s important to eat after exercise because when you’re doing high-intensity workouts your body is actually using carbohydrates that are stored in your muscles for energy and when you do high-intensity exercise those get depleted,” said Candace O’Neill, a nutritionist with the Cleveland Clinic Weston.
O’Neill said good after work out foods include low-fat dairy products, whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and foods containing omega 3 fatty acids.
She said consuming these types of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats after exercising helps to encourage muscle protein production and promote recovery with the best results.
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