The red tart cherry provides a number different and natural health benefits and is an excellent source for a number of naturally occurring nutrients. In addition, a number of the world’s leading food research universities and organizations have studied this amazing red super fruit. While many of these studies are being funded by USDA grants (United States Department of Agricultural), others are being funded by private funds and other public grants. The purpose of this blog post is to introduce you to the health benefits and antioxidant properties of the tart cherry and cherry juice. Ongoing research from leading medical universities and research organizations suggests tart cherries may… Provide the body with high levels of ORAC units
Helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system*
Helps maintain healthy sleep patterns*
Helps maintain healthy joint function*
Similar to other foods, tart cherries are a natural source of antioxidants. However, thanks to the unique makeup and combination of the antioxidants found in tart cherries is what makes the tart cherry so special. According to research, tart cherries are a source of beta carotene, melatonin, fiber, potassium, anthocyanins and more. Also, when comparing the tart cherry to other types of fruit, the cherry offers very good nutrient values. For example, according to the USDA National Database on Food Nutrition, frozen tart cherries are higher in beta carotene than frozen strawberries and blueberries.