Tart Cherries & Arthritis
Arthritis is a broad term that covers a group of over 100 diseases. It has everything to do with your joints -- the places where your bones connect -- such as your wrists, knees, hips, or fingers. But some types of arthritis can also affect other connective tissues and organs, including your skin.
About 1 out of 5 adults have some form of the condition. It can happen to anyone, but it becomes more common as you age.
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.
A recent study!
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.
Tart cherry juice in treating pain
In a more recent study of how cherry juice impacted joint soreness at the University of Pennsylvania that appeared in the National Library of Medicine. The study included patients with mild to moderate knee arthritis. Results showed that when patients drank the cherry juice, their symptoms were reduced and their inflammation was reduced. The reduced inflammation correlated with a reduction in symptoms.
How can I incorporate tart cherries into my diet?
We recommend replacing the juice you’re currently drinking with CHERRISH 100% Cherry Juice, with a blend of Montmorency tart cherries and Bing Cherries.
All forms of Montmorency tart cherries have anti-inflammatory benefits, but on a per serving basis, CHERRISH 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 color, a nutrient punch and a hint of sweet-tart flavor to overnight oats, grain bowls, salads, side dishes, trail mixes and much more.