Sleep like a baby – and wake refreshed – with this powerful “super juice”That 7 a.m. tee time sure seemed like a good idea when you booked it.
But you spent last night tossing and turning, and now you’re so tired you don’t want to get out of your golf cart.
If you’re struggling to catch some Zs at night – or just can’t seem to stay asleep – don’t reach for those powerful sleep meds that can leave you feeling like you have a hangover the whole next day.
Because research proves that when it comes to catching 40 winks, there’s a super drink that can put mom’s warm milk to shame.
I’m talking about a tall glass of tart cherry juice.
The tart cherry has already been celebrated as a natural remedy for gout and other inflammatory issues (which can also really throw a monkey wrench into your golf game), but that’s not all it can do.
A study in the European Journal of Nutrition shows that two daily glasses of tart cherry juice could keep you asleep longer and leave you feeling more rested.
Participants in the study who drank a glass of 100 percent pure Montmorency cherry juice twice a day–when they woke up and right before bed—enjoyed significant improvements in sleep over those who drank a different fruit cocktail.
They slept longer (about 40 more minutes a night!), had less need for naps during the day, and increased “overall sleep efficiency,” which means less time lying in bed not sleeping.
The secret to tart cherries is that they’re loaded with natural levels of melatonin, a hormone that helps regulate your sleep cycles.
So if you want to feel rested, alert, and sharp the next time you head out onto the course, add tart cherry juice to your shopping list. Each serving of juice contains the nutrients of 90 to 100 tart cherries, meaning it packs a powerful melatonin punch!
Considering we spend millions on sleep aids every year in this country, it’s nice to know a little help can be had naturally. And that getting a good night’s sleep can be delicious, too!
To your health,