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Tart cherries are abundant in anthocyanins – a natural compound that contributes to the ruby-red color and distinctive sour-sweet taste. This phytonutrient, a type of flavonoid, is also behind the potential health-promoting properties of tart cherries.

The compounds found in cherries modulate numerous pathways to protect against other conditions associated with inflammationincluding cancer, cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and Alzheimer’s disease. For example, tart cherry constituents can switch critical genes off and on, modulate cell-signaling molecules like tumor necrosis factor, and target multiple cardiovascular factors—producing, in one study model, an astounding 65% reduction in early mortality

Gout Management and Osteoarthritis Relief

A substantial and growing body of scientific research has linked tart cherries to anti-inflammatory benefits, reduced pain from gout and arthritis and an extensive list of heart health benefits.
Recent studies even suggest tart cherries can help reduce post-exercise muscle and joint pain.

Available dried, frozen and in juice and concentrate, tart cherries contain a unique package of antioxidants and beneficial phytonutrients, including anthocyanins — the pigments that give cherries their bright red color.

In a Study researchers found that eating at least 10 cherries a day protected people with existing gout from recurrent attacks.

The positive effects to anthocyanins – plant pigments that have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Anthocyanins are found in red and purple fruits, including raspberries and blueberries, but cherries, especially tart cherries, contain higher levels.

• Protects the heart,

• Reduces stroke risk,
• Lowers triglycerides
• Decreases cholesterol levels.

Tart cherries are one of the few natural sources of melatonin, which is responsible for the regulation of the body’s internal clock and sleep-wake cycle. Researchers believe it’s the combination of melatonin and the anthocyanins in tart cherries that might help you sleep better at night.