They are full of powerful antioxidants, rich in beta carotene, vitamin C, that block inflammation and reduce pain.
Along with anti-oxidants, anthocyanins and quercetin, they work together synergistically to fight certain cancers.
Gout is caused by too much uric acid in the blood, which causes swelling, inflammation and tenderness. Studies have showed that drinking 8 ounces of tart cherry juice a day will reduce uric acid.
One of nature’s few sources of melatonin, a hormone that lowers body temperature, studies have shown that when you drink an ounce of cherry juice concentrate in the morning and again at night, you will slept more soundly.
Lower Blood Pressure
Sweet cherries are also loaded with potassium, people who consume rich potassium based foods tend to have less hypertension.
Ease muscle soreness after exercising
Researchers believe that because of the specific antioxidants in cherries muscles are protected against exercise-induced free radicals, which can lead to painful inflammation
The best time to consume cherries or cherry concentrate (in water) is first thing in the morning with breakfast and again at night before bedtime.