Foods That Fight Pain (Page 6)

Sour Cherries

Sour Cherries

Sore muscles after a workout don’t have to be a given. British researchers recently found that people who drank 1 ounce of concentrated cherry juice twice daily for 10 days bounced back faster from their workout (an intensive leg-resistance training session on day 8) than those who skipped the juice. Researchers think it’s because the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in tart cherries—and other dark red and purple fruit juices like grape, pomegranate, acai, blueberry and cranberry—act as natural NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as ibuprofen and aspirin), reducing exercise-induced muscle damage.

Try these sour cherry recipes:
Sour Cherry-Fruit Slump »
Cherry Pie »
Quick Cherry Sauce »
Sour-Cherry Betty »
Port & Dried Cherry Sauce »

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