Reduce inflammation by sipping on this juice

Reduce inflammation by sipping on this juice

Reduce inflammation by sipping on this juice

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While some juices on the market are loaded with added sugar and may not be entirely good for your health, other juices can benefit your health in a multitude of ways. For example, while it may not be a popular choice, tart cherry juice is known to reduce inflammation in the body and aid in muscle recovery after a workout.

If you struggle with inflammation, you know how dangerous it can be; According to Harvard Medical School, chronic inflammation is linked to heart disease, diabetes, cancer and arthritis, as well as diseases like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Anything that can bring relief can be of great help, so Jessica Isaacs, RD, CSSD spoke to Cheribundi The healthy @Reader’s Digest on the specific ways that drinking tart cherries can benefit your workout, muscle recovery, and overall inflammation.

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“Tart cherry juice contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory polyphenolic compounds — micronutrients found naturally in plants — that research has shown accelerate recovery from strength-based exercise, reduce muscle inflammation and soreness, and improve muscle markers [breakdown]’ says Isacs.

Issacs also points to two other studies to prove her point. One comes from Journal of the International Society for Sports Medicineh shows how tart cherry juice reduces oxidative stress (which causes inflammation in the body) and muscle and heart damage after resistance training. The other is from the European Journal of Sport Science concluding that tart cherry concentrate may also reduce the effects of muscle damage and improve recovery for women.

But does tart cherry juice work for non-exercise related inflammation? Yes! Due to the rich nutrients and antioxidants prevalent in this juice, it may help relieve joint pain and inflammation and reduce arthritis symptoms. Tart cherry juice also promotes brain health, aids in sleep, and even boosts the immune system by reducing the risk of infection.

Drinking tart cherry juice is one of the many ways to add antioxidants to your diet, which help delay certain types of cell damage and reduce the risk of chronic disease, Issacs explains.

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