The Telegraph reports study findings of unsweetened cherry juice relieving muscle pain after exercise. The researchers believe this could be because of natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds called anthocyanins which also give cherries their bright red colour. It is being spoken of as the new sports drink.
It is suggested that cherries could also reduce inflammation related to heart disease and arthritis, and could help sufferers from the chronic pain of fibromyalgia.
A drug-free means of pain relief/reduction is to be welcome, especially as so many painkillers have adverse side-effects.