The body is a "nutrient-driven" machine that is constantly breaking down and rebuilding connective tissue. This occurs in both injured and uninjured states. However, during an injury, healing connective tissue necessitates far more nutrients. Good nutrition is essential because repair places a high demand on the body's existing nutrient stores.

There is now scientific evidence that "nutritional" therapy plays an important role in connective tissue repair. We can stimulate new growth and accelerate the repair process by creating the proper "nutritional environment." As a result, it is critical for people working on diastasis closure to pay attention to the nutritional component of healing connective tissue.

Zinc is also a heavy-hitter in the realm of connective tissue repair. Zinc is essential to connective tissue production as well as that of cartilage and bone. It also neutralizes free radicals which are destructive to healthy cells. (Free radicals can come from a variety of sources from pollution to junk food, but drinks containing high-fructose corn syrup and also aspartame are big culprits.)

Get zinc from oysters, prawns, scallops, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, red meat, poultry, beans, nuts, whole grains.

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