Participating in long-distance endurance events, such as 26 miles marathon, causes a degree of muscle damage and inflammation for the runners. It takes several days to recover, the more experienced a runner the faster the speed of recovery.
Cherries help speedy recovery of marathon runners.
I have just read a scientific report that claims that athletes who drink the juice of Montmorency cherries recover faster after Marathon running.
Medicinal benefits of cherries
According to the scientist: –
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.
So, next time you finish that long run, instead of drinking plain water mix it up with Cherry juice.