How Tart Cherries Help Fight Arthritis
Tart Cherries & Arthritis
Researchers have tested different amounts of several varieties of cherries in almost every form, such as juice and pills. Although most studies are small and the findings were preliminary, evidence of the benefits of tart cherries helping to manage arthritis is quickly growing.
Why Montmorency Tart Cherries?
Montmorency Tart cherries are one of the highest sources of phenolic compounds, specifically anthocyanins, which have been shown to fight inflammation – even as much as some pain medications. In fact, some researchers have concluded that Montmorency tart cherries have more inflammation-fighting potential than any other food.
In a study conducted at Oregon Health and Science University, 20 females with osteoarthritis (ages 40-70 years) drank 10.5-ounce bottles of either Montmorency tart cherry juice or a placebo beverage twice daily for 21 days.
Participants assessed level of pain at baseline and after the invention, and blood was drawn to evaluate several different biomarkers of inflammation. The tart cherry group experienced a significant reduction in one of the inflammation biomarkers, C-reactive protein.
They concluded that Montmorency tart cherry juice may be an effective way for osteoarthritis patients to manage their disease.
How can I incorporate tart cherries into my diet?
We recommend replacing the juice you’re currently drinking with Montmorency tart cherry juice, or you can look for Montmorency tart cherry juice blends.
All forms of Montmorency tart cherries have anti-inflammatory benefits, but on a per serving basis, Montmorency tart cherry juice concentrate was found by researchers to have the greatest anti-inflammatory activity.
You can also try our fantastic range of delicious tart cherry recipes. Add a pop of colour, a nutrient punch and a hint of sweet-tart flavor to overnight oats, grain bowls, salads, side dishes, trail mixes and much more.