Tart Cherry Juice
Northern Michiganders are a hearty folk. We’re not bothered by a little snow. We dive right into shoveling, snowshoeing, and skiing. We’ve got winter activities for work or play.
Who needs a gym when you have a three-foot icy lump of snow at the end of your driveway to remove? Even hearty locals get nervous with four-foot snowdrifts on the roof – another great source of exercise.
A study presented at the American College of Sports Medicine Conference (ACSM) says that tart cherries help improve muscle recovery after an intense workout. It’s just one of more than fifty studies of Montmorency red tart cherry concentrates and powders.
These studies examine relief from muscle soreness (especially related to exercise), anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits for immune systems, cardiovascular health, mobility, flexibility, and use as a natural sleep aid.
What’s more convincing than research is to try it for yourself – it’s also more delicious than reading peer-reviewed journals.
So when you’re done with winter chores or winter fun, do a few shots… of cherry concentrate to soothe your aching muscles. Alternately, snack on a bag of unsweetened dried tart cherries. Your muscles with thank you, and you’ll be ready to go the next time old man winter blows in.
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