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Fight Muscle Soreness with Cherries

Look to tart cherries for a natural inflammation fighter.
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Post-workout endorphins are great, but the accompanying muscle soreness can get in the way of normal life. If you’re looking for a healthy way to fight post-exercise soreness, cherries might be the tastiest cure out there. Studies suggest a cup and a half of tart cherries or one cup of tart cherry juice (no sugar added!) can significantly reduce muscle inflammation and soreness. Plus, cherries are packed with tons of great nutrients to keep your heart healthy. Talk about a win-win!

The Takeaway: Try tart cherry juice to combat muscle soreness.

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Cherries have plenty of benefits beyond beating soreness, too.

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