Tart Cherries are a nutritional powerhouse that have REAL RESEARCHED benefits. Several years ago, I brought them into the KC Royals clubhouse for the players when I was the team dietitian because I knew all the benefits for athletes, too!
You can eat dried cherries, tart cherry juice or frozen cherries (perfect for smoothies). All types of tart cherries are packed with powerful polyphenols, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that are good for your health.
The performance + health benefits of tart cherries.
-Research shows tart cherries are a powerful anti-inflammatory
-Reduce exercise induced muscle damage and soreness
-May help promote better sleep
-Improves exercise recovery
-Good for gut health, TOO!!
February is National Cherry Month so I will also sharing a few of my favorite tart cherry recipes later this month on how you can use tart cherries with our single ingredient chickpea protein!
One of my faves for a power snack is cherries and almonds. I also love adding dried cherries to salad. Frozen tart cherries are perfect for smoothies and can’t wait for you to see my smoothie that I would always make for my Mitzi Dulan Adventure Boot Campers during our nutrition session at my home!