Cherry Juice for Achy Joints

A lot of great information has been published on the natural health benefits of tart cherries. Much of the research has been conducted in this tiny red fruit within past decade. Not only is this information timely, but more importantly the researchers used the most advanced technology to uncover the secrets of the tart cherry. Thanks to this research, individuals searching for natural relief for achy joints now have detailed information on how this tasty juice have help maintain joint health naturally.

So to get started, let’s begin at the very first level so we can fully understanding the powerful properties contained in this tree fruit. The first area to look at is the nutritional profile of the fresh fruit and once we learn more about that, we will learn more about the liquid.

Nutritional Information

Skeleton with Achy JointsAccording the USDA, United States Department of Agriculture, one cup of fresh tart cherries delivers approximately 75 calories, 1.5 g protein and 2.5 g fiber. In addition, for those looking to weight their sugar and fat intake, this serving size only contains .5 g fat and 13 g of natural sugar, also called fructose.

However, since the fresh fruit is only available for a short duration during the summer harvest month, let’s look at a more year-round alternative of the cherry juice concentrate. A single ounce of the Fruit Advantage cherry juice concentrate contains no fat or cholesterol, 15 g of sugar, 15 mg of sodium and 19 g of carbohydrates.

Antioxidant Amounts

Now that we have reviewed the nutritional value, the next area to review is the antioxidants. Cherry Juice Concentrate is an excellent source of free radical antioxidants. The way to measure how well a food is able to fight antioxidants is its ORAC value. ORAC is defined at Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity. This higher this number is the great absorption capability it has. This number measures the oxygen radicals a food can deactivate and help the body to fight disease. The ORAC value of tart juice concentrate is approximately 12,800 units, while tart cherries in a can are a mere 1,700 units.

Soothe Achy Joints

Enjoying the fresh fruit and drinking the cherry juice may help to maintain healthy joint function. According to a study conducted by the USDA in 2004, the subjects of the study that ate 45 fresh bing cherries enjoyed healthy joint function. This result is documented in the final results of the study in which specific health markers in the body showed a significant decrease after eating a fresh cherry with breakfast every day.

By combing the nutritional information, the ORAC amount and the published research on this fruit’s ability to soothe achy joints, cherry juice is an excellent choice for those looking to enjoy a more active and healthy lifestyle.

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