Cherries are an all-time favorite fruit of many. With their exquisite distinguishing taste, it’s no wonder they’re among the most popular fruits all over the planet. But you can’t always have fresh cherries at your disposal all year round, so Biona have made it possible for you to enjoy their preserved form by providing you with these organic dried tart cherries. If you think fresh cherries can’t get any better, just wait until you’ve tried a few of these organic dried sour cherries, they will blow your mind with distinct taste and light crispiness.
Apart from many other conventionally produced edibles that contain dried fruits, this product is not treated with any artificial agents, nor does it have white sugar added to it to enhance the flavor. What you get are premium tart cherries naturally dried to perfection, ready to be eaten as a delicious healthy snack, or added to cookies, pies, cereals etc.
Having a healthy dessert like these organic sour cherries, does conduce to your good well-being. That’s because cherries are naturally rich in a number of nutrient types.
Health benefits of cherries
Cherries are an excellent source of antioxidants such as cyanidin and anthocyanins. These is a study that hints at the antioxidant activity of these compounds being more potent than vitamin E’s, not to mention more powerful than commercially available antioxidant supplements. Even more, cherries are a host of a very strong antioxidant called quercetin, which in terms of antioxidant capacity and health promotion is perhaps one of the most acknowledged compounds.
According to the National Cherry Growers & Industries Foundation, cherries are a good cancer-preventative food. Not only because of the anthocyanin, cyanidin, and quercetin nutrients, but also because of cherries’ carotenoids, vitamin C, and fiber, the famous fruit does pertain to a group we would call the “anti-cancer foods”.
Furthermore, according to the Foundation: “Further research suggests that the growth arrest characteristics of cyanidin are likely, at least in part, to be a result of significant inhibitory effects of these cherry components on epidermal growth factor receptors…
Finally, there is compelling evidence from basic science that cyanidin may also promote cellular differentiation and thus reduce the risk for healthy cells to transform to cancer.”
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Tart cherries can reduce the risk of gout. In a study involving more than 600 participants, those who ate about 10-12 cherries daily (around ½ cup), or took a cherry extract, had a 35% less chance of developing gout. Those who ate even more cherries, around 3 servings in a couple of days, had 50% less chance of subsequent gout. Gout is usually connected to inflammatory responses to uric-acid forming crystals that set up as a result of failed metabolic processes that have to regulate the amount of uric acid in the first place. Certain trials have concluded that eating 2 servings of cherries upon an overnight fasting can result in an uric acid reduction with up to 15%. Besides that, lower nitric oxide and lower C-reactive protein levels have been reported too, both of which are correlated with inflammation disorders such as gout. Also, studies suggest that drinking cherry juice every day for a month might lower your uric acid levels.
Following the anti-inflammatory properties of sour cherries, another research has hinted at their propensity to relieve pain caused by arthritis. There’s a study suggesting that women with osteoarthritis who drank cherry juice twice a day for a time span of 3 weeks, had significantly lower inflammation, plus 20% lower pain experience. According to the study, tart cherries had the strongest anti-inflammatory effect amongst other foods.
Sour cherries are a great natural source of melatonin. Melatonin is a well-known antioxidant and free-radical destroyer that assists in cooling down inordinate inflammation and reducing oxidative stress. Melatonin is released by the pineal gland to help you sleep. That’s why promoting quality sleep, total time sleep and efficiency, and body regeneration are among melatonin’s most vital functions.
Eating more cherries and drinking real cherry juice may help prevent heart attacks. Cherries consumption might trigger the peroxisome proliferator activated receptors (PPAR) in your body tissues. The receptors may help to regulate genes participating in glucose metabolism and fat. The activation may help the body lower the risk of having a stroke. Furthermore, according to tests eating cherries can be as beneficial for your heart as the prescription drugs called PPAR agonists.
Tart cherries can be a great snack for athletes, because they help the body burn belly fat and relieve post-workout muscle cramps. For example, runners who consumed cherry juice before long-distance running had less pain than other athletes who didn’t. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities of sour cherries are thought to be the reason for reducing muscle pain and damage during intense workouts. So munch on some of these high quality dried sour cherries right before your training session.