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Health Benefits

We have done the research to support these well know facts about cherries, but please feel free to research for yourself. We have provided you with links to help you with your research.

In addition to tasting delicious, Montmorency Tart Cherries are good for you! A substantial and growing body of scientific research continuously links Montmorency Tart Cherries to an array of important health benefits.

Tart cherries are abundant in anthocyanins – a natural compound that contributes to the ruby-red color and distinctive sour-sweet taste. This phytonutrient, at type of flavonoid, is also behind the potential health-promoting properties of tart cherries. More than 50 studies have examined the potential health benefits of tart cherries, and the research is continuing. Lets take a look at the many health reasons to eat more tart cherries.

Tart cherries are one of the few natural sources of melatonin, which is responsible for the regulation of the body’s internal clock and sleep-wake cycle. Research indicates that tart cherry juice may help improve the quality and duration of sleep, reduce the severity of insomnia and increase overall sleep efficiency.

Researchers believe tart cherries may provide a number of cardiovascular benefits. Changes in diet and exercise can go a long way in helping to keep your heart healthy. Studies indicate that tart cherries may help lower levels of cholesterol and triglycerides, reduce inflammation and improve belly fat – all factors specifically linked to heart disease risk.

Research indicates that tart cherries may help reduce inflammation related to arthritis and gout. For decades, people with arthritis and gout have consumed tart cherries for relief of symptoms. Tart cherries are one of the highest sources of phenolic compounds, specifically anthocyanins, which have been shown to fight inflammation – even as much as some pain medications. In fact, some researchers have concluded that tart cherries have more inflammation-fighting potential than any other food.

In addition to fighting inflammation related to arthritis and gout, tart cherry juice is now relied on for easing muscle soreness after exercise. The pain associated with exercise involves muscle damage, inflammation and oxidative stress. Tart cherries seem to help with all three due to the concentrated amounts of anthocyanins inside. Studies suggest Montmorency tart cherry juice has the ability to reduce muscle pain and weakness after bouts of intense strength training, as well as after long-distance running.

So how should you incorporate tart cherries in your diet? You can simply snack on Cherry De-Lite dried cherries or drink a glass of Cherry Juice daily. Incorporate our Cherry De-Lite dried cherries in your baking, cereals, and salads. Any recipe that calls for raisins or dried cranberries, try it with our delicious dried cherries.

Disclaimer: Under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, FDA regulations state that we are not allowed to provide any diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease information. Please do your own research and make your own conclusions.

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