Cherry season has started. Chubby globes of sweet red goodness... almost too cute to eat. Packed full of antioxidants they also contain a substance called 'anthocyanins' 1 and 2, that researchers believe can have significant impact on relieving muscle and joint soreness more quickly. The website I checked out was talking about a recent study from the University of Michigan. The site said that even though there is no established guideline yet on how many cherries it takes to reap the benefits, experts suggest that 1-2 servings of cherries daily can help provide some of the health benefits identified in the research. Single serving size examples include:
1/2 cup dried, 1 cup frozen, 1 cup juice, 1 ounce (or 2 Tbsp) juice concentrate. Yum!