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Black Cherry Juice, Tart Cherry Juice: What Are The Health Benefits, If Any?

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Black_Cherries.jpgBlack Cherries are said to help reduce joint pain.


Extracted from black cherries (Prunus serotina), black cherry juice is typically used as a remedy for health conditions like gout and arthritis. Rich in antioxidants, including anthocyanins, black cherry juice is purported to reduce inflammation, a biological process closely linked to these conditions. Indeed, anthocyanins have been found to block two enzymes (COX-1 and COX-2) involved in the production of inflammatory compounds known as prostaglandins.


The Takeaway


While it's possible that drinking black cherry juice may help enhance your overall health and reduce inflammation by increasing your anthocyanin intake, there's a lack of clinical trials (the kind of research you want to see to put full stock in a treatment). If you're still considering using black cherry juice, talk to your doctor first.


You can also increase your anthocyanin intake by including black cherries and foods like berries, red onions, kidney beans, pomegranates, and red grapes in your diet on a regular basis.


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