Tart cherry is rich in anthocyanins which can increase the exercise performance of athletes.
There are loads of pre-workout and post-workout drinks that you must have heard of and tried but we bet you didn't know that cherry juice is a great performance booster. It has incredible properties to boost exercise performance if consumed daily. Researchers have found that tart cherry helps improve muscle recovery and reduce fatigue after an intensive exercise. Thus, it enhances exercise performance to bring the desired results.
As per the study featured in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, consumption of tart cherries increased stamina and endurance of the participants. This also improved their overall exercise performance over time. Philip Chilibeck, a researcher from the University of Saskatchewan in Canada said: “The recovery benefits of tart cherry concentrate are well researched, yet evidence on performance enhancement is scarce and results have been mixed.”
"The results of this meta-analysis found that tart cherries did help improve performance, and we gained greater insight into the potential mechanism responsible for this benefit,” Philip Chilibeck added.
Along with fresh experiments, the research team also analyzed previous researches on tart cherries and their effect on exercise performance and recovery. This particular study was conducted on athletes, cyclists and runners aged between 18-35 years with 127 men and 20 women. This study aimed to find if tart cherry supplementation such as tart cherry juice, tart cherry powder, tart cherry concentrate, tart cherry capsules, etc. impact the performance of the athlete.
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Long-term consumption of tart cherry supplements is found to have positively impacted athletic endurance possibly due to the high amount of anthocyanins present in them. This research thus concluded that drinking tart cherry juice boosts exercise performance if consumed daily about one and a half hours before exercise. This could help a lot of atheletes improve their performance in the natural manner.
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