Stoke Your Digestive Fire

Warming Spices Can Help Prevent Post-Workout Cramping

Melissa Ramos

If you are prone to cramping after your post-workout recovery drink, you may need to warm your digestive fire.

“People who cramp up after a workout smoothie could be magnesium deficient and magnesium is really a muscle relaxant,” says Toronto nutritionist Melissa Ramos. “When you are running, or in the gym, your body is using many nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Drinking a smoothie made with raw ingredients that have cold thermal properties can extinguish your digestive fire.”

Ramos, who visited IMPACT to serve up delicious pre- and post-workout blender fuel, says if you love a recovery smoothie, combine warming spices to your mix.

“Adding more cinnamon, ginger and spices like that are really going to bring some heat into your smoothie so you can digest it without any issues.”

Ramos’s Cashew Vanilla Coconut Balls are great before your workout and the smoothie is recommended to re-energize you when training is done.


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