Tart red cherry juice is the result of mixing 1 oz. of the tart cherry juice concentrate with 7 ozs. of water. This ratio will make a refreshing glass of 100% tart red cherry juice. However, their is much more the glass then simply the great taste. In this post, I wanted to share the antioxidant benefits of the up-n-coming superfruit. Just 100 grams of the concentrate, that goes into the making cherry juice, delivers over 13,000 ORAC units. OCAR represents Oxygen Radical Absorption Capability. This rankings is a result of food researchers determining how powerful individuals foods are in fighting free radicals in the body. A free radical is an unstable oxygen molecule that is missing a oxygen molecule. The free radical actually robs healthy of thier oxygen molecule, thus creating more sickly cells. The higher the ORAC amount in a given food the more power it has in helping the body in fighting the damaging effects of free radical attacks on healthy cells. The good news continues about this red tart cherry drink since dietitians and nutritionists recommend that individuals consume between 3,000 and 5,000 ORAC units daily to help fight off the molecule robbing free radicals. Thus, enjoying a glass of this ORAC-packed drink is an excellent way to help your body fight free radicals. Another advantage to the Michigan-grown, Montmorency fruit is it available year-round. The fresh fruit is only available for a few short weeks during the summer harvest, however the juice is available a 365 days per year. This means once you start enjoying the natural health benefits of this yummy drink you can get access to it for the entire year without the worry of not having anymore.
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