Cherry juice against joint pain?
Drinking tart cherry juice leads to a pleasant pucker, but it’s pretty hard to eat a bowl of tart cherries. According to a study published in Natural Products, a journal of the American Chemical Society, that is exactly what people with gout or arthritic pain might want to try.
Authors of the study conducted at the University of Michigan for the National Food Safety and Toxicology Center suggest that eating about 20 tart cherries could reduce inflammatory pain and benefit the eater with antioxidant protection. That number of cherries contains 12-25 milligrams of active antioxidant compounds, including anthocyanins that are also present in commercial pain relievers like aspirin and ibuprofen.
"Daily consumption of cherries has the potential to reduce pain related to inflammation, arthritis and gout," says Muralee G. Nair, the lead author of the study. "If you have pain from chronic arthritis, and aspirin bothers your stomach, eating a bowl of cherries may reduce that pain."
Cherry Lane in the News
FOODISM.TO - Cherry Lane's juicy cherry pie recipe with sugar crumb topping>
CHCH NEWS - Learn all the benefits of cherries at Cherry Lane Farms
ST. CATHARINES STANDARD - Women-led Cherry Lane Farms in Vineland is Canada’s only producer of 100 per cent pure concentrated tart cherry juice
ST. CATHARINES STANDARD - 4 ways to make the most of cherry season in Niagara
CANADIAN BEER NEWS - Bench Brewing Releases Niagara Fruit Basket Golden Sour
NIAGARA THIS WEEK - Blossom Fest returns to Vineland's Cherry Lane