Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate
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Here at the Fragrance Shoppe we are happy to provide Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate, another product for better health 100% Montmorency.
People of all walks of life enjoy fresh fruit juice especially some of us who may suffer from arthritis or gout, you'll love the healthy taste of Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate. A single quart of cherry juice with the recommended usage should last one person a full month.
Tart Cherry Juice Concentrate is high in antioxidants.
Melatonin Found in Tart Cherries
Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio has shown that Montmorency tart cherries contain significant quantities of melatonin, a powerful antioxidant. Dr. Russel Reiter with the University of Texas who has been studying melatonin for more than 30 years was surprised to find melatonin in tart cherries. "Tart cherries, specifically the Montmorency variety, contain an extremely significant quality of melatonin, enough to produce positive results in the body," says Dr. Reiter.
Montmorency cherries, which account for the majority of tart cherries produced in the United States, contain up to 13.5 nanograms (ng) of melatonin per gram of cherries, more than is normally found in the blood.
Clinical trials on the healthful effects of tart cherries are underway at the University of Texas. Results of the clinical trials could verify the overwhelming anecdotal information on the pain relief provided by cherries.
Melatonin in produced naturally in the body in the pineal gland at the base of the brain. It controls sleepiness at night, wakefulness in daytime and functions as an antioxidant to help the body destroy free radicals, which can cause cancer and other diseases.
Cherries are packed with disease-fighting antioxidants. In fact, they have among the highest levels of antioxidants - containing about the same as blueberries.
Antioxidant strength is measured in Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) units. ORAC measures how many oxygen radicals a specific food can absorb and deactivate. The more oxygen radicals a food absorbs, the higher its ORAC score. The higher the ORAC score, the better a food is at helping our bodies fight diseases like cancer and heart disease.
Nutritionists suggest that people consume 3,000 to 5,000 ORAC units a day to have an impact on their health. Just one ounce of cherry juice concentrate supplies 3,622 ORAC units, about an entire day's recommendation.Antioxidant Levels of Cherries
What is an Antioxidant?
Oxygen is an important component of the air we breathe. We couldn't survive without it. But, oxygen can also be a source of free radicals or unstable oxygen molecules associated with cancer, heart disease and the effects of aging.
Luckily, antioxidants can counter these damaging free radicals. Thousands of studies spanning decades of research consistently and repeatedly show that maintaining a high antioxidant defense system lowers a person's risk for disease, stimulates the immune system, protects brain neurons from damage, and helps slow the aging process.
Oxidative stress associated with disease occurs when oxidative damage exceeds our antioxidant defense. That antioxidant system depends on the food we eat.
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