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steven johnson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-03-10 11:49 PM
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Marathon Runners Should Pick Cherries for Speedy Recovery
Research suggests cherry juice can not only aid recovery from intense exercise but also affect inflammation related to heart disease, arthritis and may even help maintain muscle strength for those suffering from fibromyalgia (a common, chronic widespread pain disorder).

http://www.scienceblog.com/cms/cherry-juice-new-sports-...



ScienceDaily (Apr. 3, 2010) Dr Glyn Howatson, exercise physiologist and Laboratory Director in the School of Psychology and Sports Sciences at Northumbria University, examined the properties of Montmorency cherries in a study that found that athletes who drank the juice recovered faster after Marathon running than a placebo controlled group.

In the investigation, 20 marathon runners drank either a tart cherry blend juice or a placebo drink twice a day for five days The findings indicated that the group who drank the cherry juice recovered their strength more rapidly than the control group over the 48-hour period following the marathon. Inflammation was also reduced in the cherry juice group, as was oxidative stress, a potentially damaging response that can be caused by strenuous physical activity, particularly long distance endurance exercise.

The study, which was run in collaboration with PhD student Jess Hill of St Mary's University College, concluded that cherry juice appears to aid recovery following strenuous exercise by increasing total antioxidative capacity, reducing inflammation and oxidative stress, hence aiding in the recovery of muscle function.

"The phytochemicals, in particular, anthocyanins found in Montmorency cherries have anti-inflammatory and antioxidating properties, which the research has shown to be effective in helping exercisers to recover from strenuous physical activity."

Although it remains to be examined, Dr Howatson believes that the findings will not only benefit marathon runners but could also have serious implications in the treatment of people living with inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis.

Marathon Runners Should Pick Cherries for Speedy Recovery


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Systematic Chaos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-03-10 11:57 PM
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1. Black cherries and pure apple cider vinegar are the two best cures for gout.
I don't doubt this at all.

Also, cranberries are wonderful for the kidneys. :)
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Suich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-04-10 12:31 AM
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2. I was just going to post the cherry juice-gout connection!
Didn't know about the vinegar one, though!

:hi:
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