In recent years, the cherry has been increasingly popular with people with gout or arthritis. Most of them consume it in the form of juice to reduce their symptoms. The anti-inflammatory properties of the tangy cherry could help reduce the pain caused by inflammation. In addition, it could help manage diseases based on inflammation. The cherry contains the highest concentration of anthocyanins 1 and 2. Both types can block the action of a type of enzyme called cyclo-oxygenase (COX). Some analgesic drugs work by inhibiting the action of cyclo-oxygenase. This observation provides an explanation for the fact that the tangy cherry is known to reduce pain due to arthritis and gout. Their anti-inflammatory actions are comparable to those of ibuprofen, aspirin and naproxen.
The cherries, thanks to their polyphenols, can protect against cardiovascular disease. Indeed, the richer the diet in flavonoids, the lower the risk of arterial and coronary heart disease. The consumption of anthocyanins in small quantities protects against oxidative damage. Taken in large quantities, this compound can also improve vasodilation and relaxation of blood vessels. It also lowers the lipid level in the blood.
It seems that the cherry and its components can help control diabetes. Studies have shown that pancreatic cells exposed to anthocyanins produce 50 more insulin.
Anthocyanins also help to control diabetes better, as they lower the glucose level on an everun and increase its tolerance.
The cherry has a low blood glucose index. Even the dried cherry has a moderate blood glucose index. Diabetics can also enjoy the benefits of cherry!!
Studies show that keeping a high level of antioxidants in the body is a defense and reduces the risk of disease. In addition, it stimulates the immune system and protects neurons in the brain. The level of antioxidants is measured with the CARO unit. Researchers estimate that an individual should consume between 3,000 and 5,000 CARO units per day to effectively counteract the effects of oxidants absorbed daily by food, air and stress. The cherry was ranked among the 15 foods richest in antioxidants, surpassing even red wine, plums, dark chocolate and orange juice.
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