Runners: Tart Cherries = Less Pain!

Some Cherry Juice A Day Keeps the NSAIDs Away!

     I am so excited to hear about all of the races that many of you will be running this season! This morning, I came across some great info that I know you all can use...
Instead of  relying on Ibuprofen, Advil, or Tylenol this season for recovery and pain relief, swig some 


Click HERE to read the Research Article, Efficacy of tart cherry juice in reducing muscle pain during running: a randomized controlled trial, published by 
JISSN (Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition)
in 2010.
This is the most beneficial way to consume fruit juice:
*Room Temperature
*Diluted with clean, spring water

 A study was conducted by the Departments of Orthopedics and Medicine at the Oregon Health and Science University, and it was discovered that, 

"Ingesting tart cherry juice for 7 days prior to and during a strenuous running event can minimize post-run muscle pain."

Long distance runners were the participants in this randomized, double blind, placebo controlled trial. The experimental group drank o.355 Liters of Tart Cherry Juice 2x per day for the week leading up to a race and on the day of the race.  The cherry juice group reported a significantly smaller increase in post-activity pain  compared to the placebo group.

Participants in the cherry juice group were more willing to use the drink in the future and reported higher satisfaction with the pain reduction they attributed to the drink. 
The antioxidants in cherry juice are so powerful that they stop inflammation in its tracks.

Need more reasons to drink tart cherry juice? 

*Reduces Joint Pain (classic treatment for Gouty Arthritis)
*Supports Healthy Sleep Patterns (contains Melatonin)
*Supports Healthy Cardiovascular System
*Contains TONS of Beta Carotene, Vit. C, E, 
Magnesium, Iron, Folate
* Tart cherry juice concentrate scores highest of all fruits and vegetables for antioxidants (particularly anthocyanins).

Here's the kind the baby and I've been chugging:

Remember: please drink Organic UNSWEETENED Tart Cherry Juice, as cherries have thin skins (easy for pesticides to seep through) and are on the dreaded dirty dozen list.

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