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The Benefits of Juicing Cherries

Posted on November 23, 2012 by Juicers Best

There are many health benefits to juicing fresh cherries.  Cherries are packed with numerous vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants that encourage a healthy body.  Cherries are an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin C, E, folic acid, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, magnesium, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, sodium, copper, manganese, zinc, and iron.  Because of its diminutive size, it would take a very long time to juice an entire glass of only cherries.  It is a good idea to mix in other healthy and tasty fruits and vegetables such as apples and carrots to help fill out the body of your juice cocktail.

Cherries are known to have anti-cancer properties.  Cherry juice is rich in anthocyanins, which are compounds that are known to inhibit the growth of cancerous cells.  Anthocyanins also help to protect the body from the advancement of heart disease and mental aging.  In addition, anthocyanins promote healthy circulation and nerve function.  Cherries also have a high content of other cancer-fighting chemicals known as ellagic acid, limonene, and perillyl alcohol. This trio of chemicals is known to be effective in protecting against various types of cancer including liver, lung, skin, and breast cancer.

Cherry juice contains an incredibly powerful antioxidant known as quercetin.  Quercetin is known to protect the organs and tissue in the body from disease-causing toxins known as free radicals. Quercetin aids in lowering bad cholesterol, which always threatens to become hardened plaque stuck to artery walls.  This process is the cause of problems such as stroke and heart attack. 

Cherry juice also has potent anti-inflammatory properties.  Cherries can be used to successfully relieve inflammatory conditions such as gout and arthritis.  A diet high in cherry juice can also help treat and prevent disorders such as asthma and other respiratory problems. 

Cherry juice has also proven to be beneficial for cognitive health.  Cherry juice is known to be helpful in improving memory and mental acuity.  Drinking cherry juice regularly may even help prevent the onset of several brain disorders including Alzheimer’s disease.  Cherry juice is also an effective remedy for insomnia and may help cure bouts with depression.

 

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