Is it true that there is something in apricots that combats post work out muscle pain? Or any muscle pain for that matter? Old wives tale or fact? What is the science/reasoning behind it?
asked byDivrgurl13 (1876)
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on January 11, 2013
at 12:26 PM
In a 100 grams of dried Apricots there is 63 mg Magnesium and 12669 IU Vitamin A. Both are known to help with inflammation. Magnesium also helps relax. That would be my guess as to why they might help. Also, maybe the sugar in them helps restore some glycogen in the muscles.
on November 29, 2012
at 11:02 PM
Can't say that I ever heard of that. If it is true, it's likely because of some antioxidents in the apricots. It doesn't matter where the antioxidents come from, they all do the same thing and that's blunt the effect of the training. There are studies that show that taking Vit-E post workout basically nullifies the workout. You need your body to react to the stress that exercise is to actually get the benefit of the exercise. So even if this is true that apricots blunt that pain, it's probably not a good thing.
on December 14, 2012
at 03:28 AM
Apricots do have nutrients (anthocyanins) that fight inflammation and therefore pain. I don't know how effective apricots are, but I know tart cherries have anthocyanins as well, and can tell you from experience that they are really effective for any pain-better than aspirin!
on November 30, 2012
at 02:28 AM
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