Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) April 13, 2012
Once known only for its pie persona and tasteful lyrics for rock and roll music, the sweet fruit cherries have recently emerged as one of the hottest Super Fruits available in the grocery store. Thanks to recent medical studies documented in a recent article posted at health and wellness portal BeWellBuzz.com, research studies have uncovered the many health benefits of cherries including their ability to help athletes recover from injury and even help people with insomnia sleep.
The primary study to support this claim was published by Michigan State University, concluded that the natural chemicals found in tart, or sour cherries are 10 times more effective in fighting inflammation than Aspirin. New studies at Michigan State University (MSU), which were recently published in Cancer Letters, suggest the tart cherries may reduce the risk of colon cancer because of the Anthocyanins and Cyanidin contained in the cherry. Dr. Mauraleedharan Nair and Dr. Leslie Bourguin along with several graduate students worked on experiments that are part of ongoing research on the components of tart cherries.
"Twenty cherries provide 25 mg of Anthocyanins which help shut down the enzymes that cause tissue inflammation in the first place, so cherries can prevent and treat many kinds of pain," states Dr. Nair, Michigan State University Researcher. “Anthocyanins are plant pigments responsible for the bright red color of cherries. These pigments are known to have antioxidant activity and antioxidants are believed to play a role in reducing the risk of various human degenerative diseases.”
Research has also been conducted across the pond at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK. The findings of this study indicated that a group of marathon runners who drank cherry juice recovered their strength more rapidly than the control group over the 48-hour period following the marathon. Inflammation was also reduced in the cherry juice group, as was oxidative stress, a potentially damaging response that can be caused by strenuous physical activity, particularly long distance endurance exercise.
“The cherry juice appears to provide a viable means to aid recovery following strenuous exercise,” stated Dr. Glyn Howatson a professor at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. “Cherry Juice can accomplish this by increasing total ant oxidative capacity, reducing inflammation, lipid peroxidation and so aiding in the recovery of muscle function.”
Scientists from the University of Rochester Medical Center conducted research to test the benefits of cherry and tart cherry in increasing the melatonin. Their research was published in the Journal of Medicinal Food. Similar research had also been conducted by scientists from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The study published in Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in October 2001 stated that cherries contain higher melatonin, which it can help you sleep more soundly.
To read more case studies and discover more medical benefits of Cherries and Cherry Juice recently discovered in the medical community, please click the link below to the article posted at BeWellBuzz.com.
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