You have to buy the fresh kind and not those sugared ones in jars with syrup. Tart cherries are the superfood with anti-inflammatory properties. You need an anti-inflammatory food so that if you work out, your muscles won’t be that sore and you can bounce back quickly. It will also help with muscle pain and can assist with a good night’s sleep. If you are able to sleep for a period of 7 to 8 hours each night without interruption, your body will heal quickly and your muscles will repair faster too.