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Good Health with a Cherry on Top

Mar 30, 2017 02:22PM
by Laina Poulakos
Tart cherry juice is not only delicious, but is also packed with an abundance of beneficial nutrients. One of the many benefits is that it can help lower blood pressure. In numerous studies, tart cherry juice has been shown to reduce blood pressure up to 7 percent in just three hours of drinking.

Tart cherries are also beneficial in brain health. The high levels of antioxidants and anthocyanins may help to slow degenerative brain diseases. Another recognized health benefit is how it can help with osteoarthritis and stiffness associated with exercise, so it is a great post-workout treat.

Tart cherry juice is excellent in helping with insomnia. Drinking or adding a supplement of tart cherry juice has been shown to add up to an additional 90 minutes of a restful night’s sleep due to the melatonin and tryptophan in the juice.

With all these amazing benefits of tasty tart cherry juice it is a wonderful addition to your natural medicine cabinet.

Laina Poulakos is the founder of Mother’s Nature Store and a certified aromatherapist and herbologist. For a consultation and products, call 703-851-0087 or visit


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