Thursday, October 25, 2012

Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate: A Sweet Way to Recover

Here's a quick recovery and nutrition tip:

My physical therapist recently turned me onto tart cherry juice concentrate.

What is it? 

Two tablespoons of tart cherry juice concentrate contains about 60 cherries...badda bing!

What does it do?

  • contains powerful phytonutrients called anthocyanins - a fancy word for powerful little nutrients that are believed to help fight inflammation and reduce uric acid levels.  
  • rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, which can help fight harmful oxidants in the body
  • high levels of melatonin, which helps promote healthy sleep cycles
How and when do you drink it? 

I bought the brand Dynamic Health, which is certified organic tart cherry juice concentrate.

I love putting 2 TBS of this in club soda after a run.  It's refreshing and delicious...In fact, sometimes I have 2 glasses because it really hits the spot!!  You could also mix it in a smoothie or even pour it over ice cream!



Jen said...

I shall have to try this! Thanks.

Life Through Endurance said...

Hey Jen...lemme know if you try it and what you think! I LOVE it!