TART CHERRY JUICE
Twenty runners in the London Marathon drank a placebo or tart cherry juice twice a day pre- and post-race. Cherry-juice drinkers recovered their strength faster and had less inflammation 48 hours post-race. During heavy training, drink Nature’s Goodness Melatona Tart Cherry Concentrate, a new tart cherry juice, twice a day.
While it’s too low in sodium and carbs to replace a sports drink mid-run, coconut water makes for a potassium-rich post-run drink. Nudie Coconut Water has 25 per cent of your daily need for potassium – an important electrolyte that helps heart muscle function.
Research shows that drinking 450mL of beetroot juice before a workout can boost performance by enhancing the production of nitrous oxide, a compound that increases bloodflow to muscles and enhances muscle force and efficiency. Try GoBeet, an Australian made concentrated beetroot-juice.