Tart Cherry Juice Enhances Recovery
Saturday, 21 July 2012
From the July 2012 issue of Runner’s World
Scientific trials find the juice reduces pain and inflammation
By Sam Murphy
Many juices have recovery-enhancing properties – from coconut water, with its high electrolyte content to pomegranate juice, which is full of antioxidants. Tart cherry juice takes the massage in a glass award, though. Trials at the Oregon Health and Science University found it reduced pain and inflammation, and hastened muscle recovery in runners. The subjects consumed 700mL of juice for seven days before and on the day of their race.
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