Organic Dried Tart Cherries
REDUCES INFLAMMATION; BOOSTS MUSCLE RECOVERY
Both sweet and sour species of cherries originated in Europe and western Asia; they do not cross-pollinate. Cherries grow in most temperate climates. In many parts of North America they are one of the first fruits to ripen.
Montmorency cherries, which account for 95% of worldwide tart cherry production are linked to anti-inflammatory benefits, including reduced pain from gout and arthritis as well as an extensive list of heart health benefits. Elite athletes are turning to tart cherries to help speed the recovery process as studies suggest that Montmorency tart cherry juice has the ability to reduce muscle pain and weakness after bouts of intense strength training as well as after long-distance running.
The pain associated with exercise involves inflammation, muscle damage and oxidative stress. The high concentration of anthocyanins found in tart cherries is thought to help with all three types of damage.