French Fries and Inflammation
MYTH VS. FACT
Myth: “I lifted for an hour this morning and practiced 3 hours this afternoon and burned a ton of calories! It’s fine for me to have a bacon cheeseburger and fries French for dinner…I deserve it!”
￼Fact: The truth is foods high in saturated fat like French fries and bacon can actually cause inflammation in the body thus preventing proper recovery post-workout. Choosing foods that are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants like fruits, vegetables and whole grains, help decrease inflammation and help promote recovery. Thus choose a meal with lean protein, whole grains, vegetables and fruit post-workout to get bigger, stronger and faster!
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and t