Monday, 19 January 2015

Benefits of black cherry concentrates

Black cherry, also known as prunus serotina is native to the region of North America. It is a woody plant whose reddish black fruit supplies several vitamins to the body and also some very powerful phytochemicals. It also is a rich source of antioxidants including polyphenols and anthocyanins.

Thanks to the rich nutrition content of the fruit, several companies have been trying to bottle the juice of the fruit to facilitate consumption in large amounts more feasible. Not just the juice, these companies have also been trying to bottle even the black cherry concentrates, using the specialized process which includes extraction and filtration. These concentrates contain a very large quantity of the vital nutrients in them as compared to the juice of the black cherries. These nutrition rich concentrates are used to aid in the treatment of a large number of diseases, everything from gout to insomnia.

Black cherry concentrates contain a substantial quantity of serotonin in them which has been found to be very beneficial for inducing sleep as it is known to soothe the body. This property of the black cherry is utilised in the treatment of insomnia. A shot or maybe two of this dark liquid has been found to have beneficial effects in the treatment of gout, which is a kind of arthritis caused due to the formation of crystals in the joints due to the build up of a large quantity of uric acid in the human body. Studies have shown that consuming black cherry juice or black cherry concentrates on a regular basis may help in lowering the uric acid levels in the body and hence helps in preventing gout attacks.

Even if you do not suffer from any of the diseases mentioned above, it is always wiser to add black cherry concentrates to your diet due to its rich antioxidant content since it is bound to make the body healthier. The antioxidants play a very big role in removing the free radicals from the body which happen to be one of the primary causes of inflammation in the body which may lead to other diseases and sometimes it may even lead to cancer.

You can add the black cherry juice or concentrates directly or include it in your diet by adding it to your desserts, smoothies or even in the salad dressing. With such a large number of benefits that can be achieved from just a single fruit, it wouldn’t hurt to add it to your regular diet and make your body healthier.

Black cherry may trigger an allergic reaction in the bodies of those people who are already allergic to other kinds of fruits. If you are on some kind of medication then it would be wiser to consult your doctor before you include the black cherry in your diet as it is known to interfere with medications for cancer, allergies, high cholesterol, fungal infections and also sedatives. It is also recommended that pregnant or breast feeding women do not consume it.

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