Learn the secret to cherry juice health benefits. Millions of people suffer from joint pain daily. While there are a number of different ways to soothe joint pain due to physical exercise, many are deciding not to take prescription drugs or steroids, instead they are starting to drink cherry juice.
Those suffering from joint pain report the inflammation in the joints can range from mild to severe. Fortunately, cherries are a natural way to soothe everyday pain.
Why Drink Cherry Juice
The health benefits of cherry juice can be attributed to naturally occurring compounds anthocyanins and phytochemicals found in the tart cherry.
While over 350 different types of anthocyanins exist in Mother Nature, the unique combination of the specific types of anthocyanins in the tart cherry is only one part of the secret of the pain fighting ability of this ruby red fruit.
The other key to the power of red is how all of these compounds in the sour cherry work together in a synergistic way to reduce inflammation in the joints.
These phytochemicals are like special agents that help control swelling in the joints, relieve pain and help to block pain signals to the brain. The tart cherry basically provides natural inhibitors so the brain doesn’t receive pain signals from the afflicted area.
So what are the different ways to get the cherry juice health benefits?
Many cherry juice lovers enjoy the natural health benefits of this red fruit in a number of different ways including cherry juice concentrate, cherry capsules, dried cherries and even eating fresh cherries. Here is an overview of each type of cherry product variety.
Fresh Cherries: They are great as a quick snack during the summer harvest season, however, since the fresh fruit is very perishable, they are only available a few short weeks during the two-week harvest in the beginning of July.
During this summer harvest we do ship fresh cherries. Each five-pound order is packed in dry ice and shipped 2nd Day Air. Each order contains enjoy fresh cherries to make 2-3 cherries pies with some left over for snacking, too.
Dried Cherries: Dried cherries are available year-round. They are available with no-added sugar dried cherries or sugar-added dried cherries. The biggest different between these two varieties is the amount of sugar per serving.
Here is the amount of serving per each 40g (1/2 cup serving)
- No added Sugar Dried Cherries: 17g
- Sugar-Added Dried Cherries: 27g – Includes 10g Added sugar
Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate: The cherry juice concentrate is the first step to making cherry juice.
It takes the juice of over 100 cherries to make just one ounce of cherry juice concentrate. This means the cherry concentrate is an ideal way of soothing joint pain due to physical exercise daily. Check out this video to learn how to make cherry juice.
Cherry Capsules: More many, cherry capsules are the most convenient and provides more specific compounds than the other cherry products. The reason is the capsules are made with cherry powder that contain the skin, pulp and flesh of the fruit.
Basically, you get every part of the cherry, minus the pit and stem in the tart cherry capsules. We use a proprietary method we call FruiTraction. This process uses low temperature, vacuum and the cherry power is produced in darkness.