Whether you’re a gym rat, serious athlete, or marathonaholic, it looks like you should be stocking up on cherry juice the next time you head to the grocery store.
According to The Telegraph:
Researchers gave 10 trained athletes one ounce of an antioxidant-packed cherry juice concentrate twice daily for seven days before and after an intense round of strength training. The athletes’ recovery after the cherry juice concentrate was significantly faster compared to when they drank other juices without the same nutrient content of cherry juice. After drinking cherry juice, athletes returned to 90 per cent of normal muscle force in 24 hours, compared to only 85 per cent of normal at the same time point without cherry juice. This significant difference could affect an athlete’s next performance.