The tart cherry has a lot going for it. The amazing health properties of cherries have been documented for over 50 years. One of the driving forces behind this little red fruit is the ever increasing amount of research that has and is continued to be conducted on it. Dozens of published studies on cherry juice and cherry-based products from leading Universities including Michigan State University, University of Michigan, University of Texas, University of Vermont and more. The results of these studies point to continious health benefits including maintaining healthy joint function, maintaining healthy sleep patterns and even a healthy cardiovascular system. All of this published news is excellent for those seeking to enjoy an active and healthy lifestyle naturally. Since the majority of this research have been conducted on the Michigan-grown Montmorency variety, it is not only good for the farmers, but also the marketers and consumers. As more of the studies are available, many people will soon realize the amazing health benefits of not only the raw fruit, but also the cherry juice, dried cherries and more.