It might be a good idea to grab a carton or two of this mellow, sweet drink from your supermarket. Ruby-hued cherries are a mine full of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, and sipping on its juice could improve muscle weakness, soreness and tightness after a workout, shares a US-based study. In a trial consisting of 54 runners, one group was given 355ml (about 1.5 cups) of tart cherry juice daily for a week before and the day of a strenuous relay that included steep ascends and descends on hilly terrain. The other group had a placebo drink. Those who had the cherry drink reported significantly less pain post-race and faster recovery, which is unsurprising considering the fruit has had promising results in alleviating symptoms from arthritis and fatigue- and pain-inducing fibromyalgia.