Cherries and fresh cherry juice are becoming popular natural alternatives to prescription and over-the-counter drugs for pain management, as well as a popular supplements for a healthier lifestyle, according to the website Choose Cherries.
There are a number of different types of cherries that can be turned into fresh cherry juice, but the most popular are Bing, black and Rainer.
Fresh cherry juice is a great source of vitamins A, C and B6. It is loaded with potassium, iron, magnesium, and it contains anthocyanin, a powerful antioxidant.
Fresh cherry juice works as a pain reliever and anti-inflammatory. It also reduces levels of uric acid in the body, which could be a key factor in reducing the symptoms of gout.
Fresh cherry juice can work as a natural remedy or supplemental treatment to chronic pain stemming from arthritis, gout, headaches and bach aches while providing many necessary vitamins, minerals and helping to boost the immune system, according to the website Path2HealthyLiving.
Though the nutritional and health benefits of fresh cherry juice are well documented, there should be consultation with a primary care physician prior to treating any serious or chronic condition with a natural alternative.
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Path2HealthyLiving: Health Benefits of Cherry Juice