Recently, among athletes and sports enthusiasts, is getting more buzzing about supplementation of tart cherry juice. It is said about its various potentially beneficial properties – especially when you supplement it after training.
What valuable ingredients does tart cherry juice contain?
How does it affect our body and why are athletes so fond of it?
Read this article and discover the secret.
A Few Facts About Tart Cherry Juice
Both the sweet (BING) and tart (Montmorency) cherries contain a lot of phytochemicals such as anthocyanins, flavonoids (quercetin, kaempferol, isorhamnetin), procyanidins, flavanols (catechins, epicatechins), and phenolic acids.
However, the most valuable ingredients are found in their sour variety
for example, in tart cherries, you can find 20 times more vitamin A and 5 times higher content of selected electrolytes compared to the sweet variety
and its benefits are so appreciated by sports enthusiasts.
In 1 cup of tart cherry juice, you can find about 120 Kcal, including 28 g of carbohydrates, 2 g of protein, and 1 g of fat. Additionally, it is an ideal source of vitamins A, C, and K and electrolytes (magnesium, potassium, and copper). In smaller amounts, you can also find B vitamins, calcium, and iron.
Benefits of supplementing with sour cherry juice