Cherry juice is both a tasty and health drink that fights to fight off the pain of gout. Not only does this red fruit juice supply the body with a powerful supply of antioxidants, the cherry has enjoyed a lot of mentions in recently published books and natural health publication.
According to Michael T. Murray, N.D. and author of the book The Healing Power of Herbs: The Enlightened Person’s Guide to the Wonders of Medicinal Plants eating the equivalent of ½ pound of fresh cherries per day has been show to prevent gout attacks and lower uric acid levels in the body. The reason for the cherries amazing gout fighting ability is like the blueberry and the hawthorn berries, is they a rich source of antocyanins and anthocyanidins. It is the anthocyanins that help the cherry to not only dissolve uric acid crystals that form in the joints but also helps to keep them in a liquid form so they can be excreted through the kidneys.
In addition, a study from Michigan State study found that a person eating 20 tart cherries could get the same painkilling benefits of taking aspirin, ibuprofen, and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). This is according to the publication Unleash the Inner Healing Power of Foods.
So as mentioned above the tart cherry offers more that simply great taste. Research shows that drinking a glass of cherry juice eating fresh cherries or taking cherry-based supplements provide great pain fighting benefits. So where can you find the cherry in all of its goodness trái cherry?
Unfortunately, the fresh tart cherry is a very perishable fruit and is only available in the grocery stores or in roadside stands and farmers markets for a few short weeks during the summer harvest. However, since the cherry is a very adaptable fruit is it available in a number of year round forms including cherry juice, dried fruit and tart cherry capsules.
The most popular ways for gout sufferers to get the year-round health benefit of cherry juice is with the cherry juice concentrate and the cherry capsules. The reason is it takes the juice of approximately 70 cherries to make just one ounce of the cherry juice concentrate. So the liquid juice is a high concentrated way of getting the health benefits of cherry juice. In addition, the cherry capsules provide the entire cherry with each serving including the skin, the juice and the flesh of the fruit. In essence, you are getting the entire cherry with each cherry capsule daily serving.
Since the fresh fruit is only available during the summer cherry season, the next time your joints are hurting from arthritis or gout, drink a glass of tart cherry juice or grab the cherry capsules. One reliable source of cherry juice is Traverse Bay Farms. The company even offers free shipping on cherry juice. You can find the capsules from Fruit Advantage. However, if you are looking to get some of the fresh cherries during the summer Wyatt Family Farms in Michigan can ship the fresh fruit when it is in season directly to your door. Enjoy a glass of cherry juice for your gout pain.