Cherry juice, an antioxidant? - Slimming Solutions

Cherry juice, an antioxidant?

Cherry JuiceDid you know?

  • Most Cherry tree varieties are chosen for how pretty they are.
  • Many don’t even yield actual Cherries!
  • Cherries are also a good source of vitamins A and C

Research by Dr Kerry Kueshi, a sports medicine specialist at the Oregon Health & Science University, found that runners who drank Cherry juice whilst training experienced considerably less pain after exercise.

Sweet Cherries also contain a small amount of Quercetin, which is among the most potent in terms of Antioxidant activity and a wide range of other health-promoting properties. Sweet Cherries also contain fibre, vitamin C, carotenoids, and anthocyanins, each of which may help play a role in cancer prevention.

20 volunteers were given either cherry juice or a placebo drink and those drinking the juice saw their total sleep time and quality increase.  Less pain and more sleep sounds good to us.  A delicious way to drink to your health.

Cherry  juice, a natural antioxidant

Cherry juice is rich in nutrients, potassium which conducts electrical impulses throughout the body and iron to help post-workout recovery, this mineral also helps maintain blood pressure, digestion, heart rate, hydration, muscle recovery, nerve impulses, and pH balance.

Cherries contain about 330 mg of Potassium per cup, which is almost 10% of how much you need each day.

A 2012 study showed that drinking cherry juice twice a day for 21 days reduced the pain felt by people with Osteoarthritis.  Research shows that the antioxidants in tart cherry juice called Anthocyanins, not only give the fruit their bright colour but they also prevent inflammation and tissue damage in exhausted muscles.

Cherries also produce flavonoids, another type of antioxidant.