One of the things I’m trying to do this summer is to improve my health holistically, or naturally. I figure what I eat/drink is a very easy way to do that! Enter:
Tart Cherry Juice.
Tart cherries are LOADED with nutrients. It is known for it’s anti-inflammatory agents, among other things. In fact, it’s considered to be one of the top 10 foods to help reduce inflammation in the body, according to multiple resources (here, here, and here are a few).
Other potential benefits include:
- Tart cherry juice has been researched in its abilities to help reduce insomnia.
- Reduce inflammation and help to manage pain
- High content of anthocyanins, which are an antioxidant
- Good source of fiber, vitamin C, and an excellent source of vitamin A
Because one of my goals is to reduce inflammation and pain in my body, I decided I had to give this tart cherry juice a try! I ordered some online from a farm local to me (you can buy the same brand online HERE ), and it arrived a couple days ago. I’ve drunk it twice so far, and am excited to hopefully have some positive results to share. Time will tell!
The cherry juice I bought is a concentrate, which is usually the best way to get it for a lower price. You mix it in water according to the package directions. Mine suggests mixing two tablespoons in 5 ounces of water, but I am only using one tablespoon to stretch it out and make it last longer. I want to do this as low cost as possible while still reaping the maximum benefits, so I’ll probably tweak the amount I’m taking as I get a feel for how it’s working.
Do you drink tart cherry juice? Have you experienced relief? If you suffer from pain caused by inflammation, it may be worth a shot to check out!