Are you a runner or cyclist looking for a way to get the most out of your workout and recovery? If that’s the case, tart cherry juice may be the answer you are looking for.
Studies have shown that consuming at least two 8-ounce servings of Montmorency tart cherry juice helped aid recovery, decrease exercise-induced muscle pain, and reduce strength loss in runners and cyclists who drank it in the week leading up to a race. Tart cherries contain natural compounds called anthocyanins, which have anti-inflammatory activity and contribute to the fruit’s ruby red color and distinctive taste.
While post-workout refueling is essential to rehydrate and replenish your muscles, what you do before working out also is vital to your recovery. So next time you plan to run around the world or cycle in the Sahara, consider drinking Montmorency tart cherry juice before you do so!