Cherrygood, the cherry juice drink, claims new research shows the juice can help reduce muscle damage caused by exercise.
Research from London South Bank University showed after drinking cherry juice, athletes returned to 90% of normal muscle force in 24 hours, compared to only 85% in the same time frame without cherry juice.
This difference could affect an athlete’s next performance, says Cherrygood.
According to Cherrygood, cherry juice aids muscle recovery, by reducing muscle inflammation, important for people doing vigorous exercise.
The research is the latest linking cherries to health benefits. Cherrygood reports the juice is also high in antioxidants, compared to other fruits, and contains nutrients such as beta carotene (19 times more than blueberries or strawberries) vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, fibre and folate.
“Emerging evidence also links cherries to many important health benefits – from helping to ease the pain of arthritis and gout, to reducing risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers,” it says.
“Cherries also contain melatonin, which has been found to help regulate the body’s natural sleep patterns, aid with jet lag, prevent memory loss and delay the ageing process.”
Cherrygood juices contain Montmorency cherries, grown and harvested in Michigan in the US. It is available as Original Cherry and low sugar version Original Cherry Light. Both one litre variants are available at Asda, Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons. Rrp is £1.39.