Do Cherries Improve Workout Recovery?
According to the latest research, cherry juice has been found to help athletes recover faster from their workouts.
The theory is that the high levels of polyphenolic compounds (flavonoids and anthocyanins) found in cherries creates a powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effect.
And for most of us, that’s pretty good news. Reducing oxidation and inflammation is good for our overall health.
But for athletes, reducing the high levels of oxidation and inflammation created during an intense workout is not only good for their health, it’s good for their athletic performance.
Thanks to the reduced level of post-workout oxidative damage, fatigued muscles are able to recover their strength in a shorter period of time.
This allows the athlete to increase their training load & frequency while still recovering faster than their competitors
Which can make all the difference between being a bench warmer and being in the starting line-up.
And that’s why you’re going to start seeing cherry juice extracts & concentrates showing up in all sorts of workout supplements.