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Blackberries and Cherries

Action:

  • Drinking liquids during exercise
  • Ways of aiding in hydration
  • After burn Myth

Foods to Avoid

Sport Drinks

  • Flavored beverages that usually contain carbohydrates (sugar)
  • Increased amounts of sodium
  • Large amounts of food coloring and in some cases, vegetable oil
  • In several studies, these sport drinks are only necessary for athletes who are rigourous in their workouts- if you are not working out with such intensity

Substitutions:  Your own Pre and Post Work Out Smoothies (Reference to Marissa)

Nutritional Benefits

Blackberries

  • Blackberry juice on vascular tissue damaged by free radicals. Compounds called anthocyanins- protection of cardiovascular system
  • Blackberries contain large amounts of phenolic flavonoid phytochemicals like anthocyanins, ellagic acid, and tannin. These compounds have the potential to aid against cancer, aging, inflammation.

Cherries

  • Several different cherries like Bing, Balaton, Morello, Sours, and Tarts
  • The cherries that should be avoided are the Maraschino- which are preserved in brine and chemicals. They are then soaked in syrup
  • Contains fiber, vitamin C, carotenoids,
  • Cherry juice may quell post-workout pain, says a 2010Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition  Runners who downed 24 ounces of tart cherry juice daily (about 480 calories) for seven days before a long-distance race, and again on race day, reported fewer aches afterward than runners who drank a placebo. Researchers believe that tart cherries’ antioxidants protect against attacks by exercise-induced free radicals, which can lead to painful inflammation.

Evidence/ Support

Cherries are a well studied fruit, and it has been well established that cherries not only reduce inflammatory markers in the body, but they can be an effective form of treating gout. One can ward off gout attacks by eating cherries, likely from their high antioxidant activity.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23023818

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16549461

Blackberries: Blackberries are a very antioxidant rich fruit, and have a higher antioxidant concentration compared to strawberries, blueberries, raspberries and cranberries. They are rich in the antioxidant class know as anthocyanins, which have been known to suppress rheumatoid arthritis from flaring up.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2841576/pdf/1475-2891-9-3.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26544846

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