Thursday, October 24, 2013

Tart Cherry Juice for Runners



          When Sage and I went to Oregon this past summer to visit his family, his mom got us hooked on organic tart cherry juice mixed with mineral water. It's now my official nighttime drink. It tastes great and is an awesome drink for runners.

         Here's why:

1) It's a great recovery drink.
    -Research suggests tart cherry juice is a wonderful recovery drink. "The antioxidant, anti-inflammatory properties help reduce muscle damage, inflammation, pain, and the oxidative stress associated with endurance training." (Kitchen Cures by Peggy Kotsopoulos)

2) Helps with sleep.
    -Tart cherry juice won't make you fall asleep, but once you fall asleep it will help you stay asleep. Tart cherries contain the neurotransmitter melatonin which helps decrease insomnia and waking up once you fall asleep. This means you'll get higher quality sleep.

3) This doesn't directly have to do with running but....
  -Tart cherries also helps stop the growth of cancer cells and helps prevent diabetes and Alzheimer's disease.


Run Wild, Run Happy,

Sandi

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the recommendation. I'm going to try it tonight!

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