Emerging research suggests tart cherries may play a role in gut health.
One of the hottest nutrition topics today is gut health – and there’s been an explosive growth in fermented foods and probiotics that may offer digestive health benefits. Scientists know that it’s not only the addition of “good bacteria” that may benefit gut health.
Foods that are abundant in fiber and natural plant compounds, such as polyphenols, may also positively impact our microbiome — or the trillions of bacteria and other microbes that live in our intestinal track.
Tart cherries are a good source of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Copper. They also contain 56mg of flavonoids, including anthocyanins.
Tart cherries have been reported to exert potential health benefits attributed to their specific and abundant polyphenol content. Researchers conducted laboratory experiments to determine the impact of Montmorency tart cherries on the microbiome.
A short-term (5 days, 8 oz. daily) human dietary intervention study was also conducted for microbiota analyses. Tart cherry concentrate juices were found to contain expected abundances of anthocyanins (cyanidin-glycosylrutinoside) and flavonoids (quercetin-rutinoside) and high amounts of chlorogenic and neochlorogenic acids.
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.