The month of July calls for many celebrations, whether for the Fourth of July, summer birthdays, or maybe completing your first 5K or half-marathon race.
As an everyday athlete, I enjoy switching my workout routine and challenging myself with longer running distances, heavier weights or even increasing my flexibility. But no matter how much I stretch and cool down afterward, I tend to be sore the next day and even more so the following day.
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Research has found cherries contain anthocyanins, natural pigments responsible for the red, purple and blue colors of many fruits and vegetables, which help provide natural pain relief similar to aspirin. By eating cherries as a post-workout snack, my body recovers faster while maintaining a healthy heart. In addition, cherries contain a valuable mineral called boron that supports bone health and helps to maintain a good calcium balance.
Try adding cherries to your summer diet and your body will thank you!