Tart cherries protect athletes from respiratory infections & more

– properties tart cherry juice has anti-inflammatory properties and can help athletes recover faster from intense exercise.

British researchers found that if marathon runners drank tart cherry juice daily for five days before a race, the race day and two days later, their inflammation levels were lower than those runners who drink placebo juice.

In addition, brokers drinking tart cherry juice did not develop symptoms of upper, such as sneezing or coughing after the race airways. About half of the placebo juice did have such complications. What you need to know

Tart cherries, such as Montmorency cherries are rich in anti-inflammatory substances such as anthocyanins.

A new study has found that cherry juice can be used as a preventative to help marathon runners avoid inflammation healthcomplications -. And even colds

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Researchers, writing in the journal Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition suggest that Montmorency cherry juice can improve recovery from intense exercise.

The new study examined the potential effects of tart cherry juice on markers of stress, immunity, and upper respiratory tract symptoms in 20 marathon runners. Participants were randomly assigned to consume 572 ml per day of a drink tart cherry juice apple (Cherrypharm Inc., New York) or placebo for five days before running a marathon. Participants also consumed drinks on the day of the race and for 48 hours after the race.

Daily intake was equivalent to 100-120 whole cherries and containing at least 80 mg of anthocyanins.

… or sweet?

The study supports a number of other studies reporting potential consumer benefits of cherries. One study reported that daily consumption of 45 sweet cherries could reduce circulating levels of inflammatory markers researchers propose that flavonoids and anthocyanins in cherries exert an anti-inflammatory effect and can reduce damage response exercise.

Another study found that 280 g of bing cherries daily sweets might reduce inflammation -. Although no cholesterol levels

Other benefits Cherry

This is not the first study to find benefits of cherry juice – sour or sweet. The anti-inflammatory properties of cherries have, for example, has been shown to relieve gout pain . The anti-inflammatory effect can also help keep arteries flexible which lowers the risk of heart disease.

Other studies show that tart cherries can also Melatonin levels natural impulse and help regulate cycles of sleep / wake.

If you like tart cherries choose:

Montmorency – the most popular of sour cherries. Large and red light, which is often used in cherry pies.

Morello -. More acidic than Montmorency, and a darker red

Balaton -. It is also more acidic than Montmorency

If you like sweet (sometimes called black) cherries choose:

Bing -. This popular variety produces fruit dark red, heart-shaped with a sweet intense flavor

Rainier -. A large sweet fruit, yellowish, with a slight red hue

Lambert -. A variety with a large, firm fruit

Sweetheart -. More than a sweet taste mildy

Either way, it seems to make sense to include more of these super fruits in your diet.

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