Tart cherry has some of the highest antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds of any previously studied food, according to research done by Oregon Health and Science University.
Here are some of the findings on this super-fruit, tart cherry. A recent study at ASU revealed that 8 ounces of 100% tart cherry juice taken daily helps reduce uric acid levels, which are the cause of inflammation - based conditions such as gout, thus providing improved joint support.
The University of Michigan Health System shows that the anthocyanins in tart cherry can help counteract the risk of stroke. As for Brain and nerve support, tart cherry is said to help those with chronic pain associated with fibromyalgia.
Neuroscientists at Central Michigan University found that tart cherry may support brain function and although it is not a treatment for disease, it may also support brain health in those with Alzheimer’s.
Finally, researchers have concluded that due to its naturally high levels of melatonin, a hormone that regulates sleep patterns, tart cherry makes for a great natural sleep aid.
So, when you feel like having that special little treat before bed time, be sure to add a cherry on top!