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Health Benefits of Sour Cherries

Written by andy

What makes these sour little superfruits so effective?

Sour cherries are one of the tastiest fruits around, and they’re also one of the healthiest. Researchers have found more and more health benefits provided by the little fruits, and it’s time for you to find out just what makes sour cherries so awesome.

1.     Antioxidant Boost

Cherries are loaded with all kinds of awesome antioxidants, including anthocyanins to slow tumor cell growth, phenolic acids for protection, phytochemicals to prevent major diseases, flavonols to improve your circulation and heart health, and flavanols to lower your blood pressure and improve your brain health. Basically, cherries are loaded with antioxidants, so eating them is the best way to give your body a fighting chance!

2.     Lower Blood Sugar

The cherries have been proven to be effective at combatting high blood sugar, particularly among diabetics. Anthocyanin can help to increase your body’s natural insulin production by as much as 50%, ensuring that it can regulate blood glucose levels all on its own. These sour little fruits are excellent for diabetics who want to avoid problems with high blood sugar.

3.     Fight Inflammation

Rheumatoid arthritis is just one of the many conditions marked by inflammation in the human body. Inflammation is usually a sign that there is something wrong in the body, so preventing it will help to reduce the damage done to your body by disease or health conditions. Sour cherries can help to reduce inflammation, preventing gout, arthritis, and other inflammatory diseases from causing serious damage to your body.

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4.     Prevent Colon Cancer

Cherries are loaded with dietary fiber, a nutrient that your body needs and which can help to prevent colorectal cancer. Cancer of the colon is usually the result of high levels of toxins present in the colon for long periods of time, but fiber scrubs out your colon and gets rid of the toxins. Fiber can also reduce weight gain, which will reduce your risk of SEVEN different types of cancer. Plus, all the antioxidants in the cherries will protect your body from the free radicals that can cause cancer.

5.     Reduce Heart Disease

Worried about your heart? The flavanols and flavonols in sour cherries can help to protect your heart, your blood vessels, and your circulation. The antioxidants in the cherries work like medications to regulate your body’s use of glucose and fats. You can lower your blood pressure, boost your circulation, and strengthen your heart muscles all thanks to the compounds found in sour cherries.

6.     Improve Sleep

One of the best things about sour cherries is the fact that they contain special properties that will increase your body’s natural production of melatonin, the chemical that helps you to sleep. If you drink a cup of cherry juice before going to sleep, you’ll find that it will be much easier to drift off. Studies have PROVEN that drinking cherry juice can help you to sleep better, so it’s a remedy to try if you’re worried about insomnia or not being able to sleep.

7.     Boost Your Memory

Want to remember things more easily? You’ll find that tart cherry juice is one of the best memory boosters around, as the anthocyanins in the juice will improve your recall ability and motor function units. You’ll protect the cells of your brain thanks to these antioxidants, ensuring that it works will for years to come.

Wow! Who knew that this juice was so darn awesome! I think it’s time we all add a few glasses of cherry juice to our daily routines.

About the author


Some people get lucky and are born with fit, toned bodies. Andy Peloquin is not one of those people... Fitness has come hard for him, and he's had to work for it. His trials have led him to becoming a martial artist, an NFPT-certified fitness trainer, and a man passionate about exercise, diet and healthy living. He loves to exercise--he does so six days a week--and loves to share his passion for fitness and health with others.

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