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July 17, 2010

Cherry juice is beneficial for curing Insomnia

A recent study has claimed that cherry juice is beneficial for curing insomnia.
People who drank a glass of unsweetened cherry juice in the morning & evening enjoyed sound sleep than when they drank the same amount of some other juice.

cherry juiceCherry juice could help an individual get a good night’s sleep. Insomnia has been one of the biggest health challenges of the modern age, with about one in four adults suffering from it & a fifth regularly getting less than five hours of sleep every night.

The effect of cherry juice could be due to the fruit’s high content of melatonin, a hormone that regulates the body’s sleep-wake cycle, Wilfred Pigeon, a psychiatrist
who led the study from the University of Rochester in New York. The researchers analysed sleeping patterns of participants on two routines. During the first, they drank cherry juice, & in the second another fruit juice. The cherry juice led to an average of 17 minutes more sleep.

“Given the side-effects of some medications, it is encouraging to 've a natural alternative,” said Pigeon, whose findings are published in the Journal of Medicinal Food.
  • Cherries contain a compound called anthocyanins[a compound responsible for alleviating inflammation in the body] which gives them their rich red color & is believed to help relieve inflammation in the body.
  • Cherry juice is a good remedy in relieving pain associated with arthritis. The anthocyanins in cherries offer ten times the pain-relieving equivalent of an aspirin.
  • Anthocyanins are strong fighters against cancer [abnormal cells that divide without control, which can invade nearby tissues or spread through the bloodstream & lymphatic system to other parts of the body], stroke risk & heart attacks. This is according to the researchers.

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