Usually, when we think of juice, we're mostly reminded of the added sugars, empty calories, and overall negative effects it can have on our bodies. Next to soda, many popular drinks—like cold-pressed juices and tomato juice—have even landed a spot on our list of the unhealthiest drinks on the planet. But, what if we told you there's a popular juice that seems to have an exception?
Though inflammation isn't always a bad thing as it can be "the body's natural response to protect itself against harm", according to Harvard Health, when the body becomes overly inflamed it can be a problem.
There are many foods that you can eat that can help to decrease excess inflammation in the body, but when it comes to drinks that decrease inflammation tart cherry juice should be your go-to.
This juice may not be something already stocked in your fridge like popular orange or apple juices, but Moskovitz says it's time to add tart cherry juice to your cart next time you're in the grocery store.
"Made from sour cherries, this deep-red beverage also comes in capsule form and is rich in anthocyanins: a compound with high antioxidant activity that can help fight inflammation, reduce post-exercise muscle soreness, and promote better sleep," says Moskovitz.
Not only does tart cherry juice help with reducing inflammation in the body, but according to Moskovitz, there is another significant benefit to drinking this beverage. "Studies also link tart cherry juice to protecting the body against infections," says Moskovitz.
Along with reducing inflammation, you now have yet another reason to stock up on tart cherry juice as soon as possible. If you don't think you can down a glass of tart cherry juice to reduce your inflammation, opting for the capsule form could be the better move for you. Or you can also turn to one of these Best Supplements for Reducing Inflammation.
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