fruits& veggies helps with flexibility
I'm 1 year 9 months into my diet. I have heard so many times how high amounts of minerals and anti-oxidants help your muscles clean out, and become more flexible. My first experience that this was true was when my fibromyalgia went away. I suspected something was in my muscles causing the pain, and it was. When it left, the pain was gone.
But now, I have more evidence. I have always loved gymnastics. I stopped when I was 13. I was somewhat flexible, but not great. I was about 1' away from the floor doing the splits. I could do a handstand for about 10 seconds. I wasn't very strong. But I could do several flips on the uneven bars. I could do cartwheels but not on a perfect straight line.
Now, I am almost 39, and I'm better than I was at 13. I am 6" away from the splits. I can do cartwheels again (next goal is to do it on a 2x4). I can do a 30 second handstand. The one thing I am weak in is uneven bars. My core is weaker than it was when I was 13. I can't flip my body around it haha. (This is due to being at home with no exercise because I had chronic fatigue) My goal for my 40's is to do backflips, and the perfect splits:)
Anyways, point being, the foods that all diets agree are fantastic for us, fruits and veggies, do more than make us lose weight. They make us younger looking, and our muscles love it too:)