Cherry juice has been shown to be effective in easing attacks of gout and gouty arthritis, with patients reporting greater freedom of movement in their fingers and their toes.
Black cherry juice is excellent for gout and prevents tooth decay by stopping plaque formation. Cherries benefit the glandular system, remove toxic waste from tissues and aid the functions of the gallbladder and liver.
The ellagic acid content has cancer-preventing properties. The parts eaten are the skin and the flesh.
Red cherries such as the Montmorency and Balaton contain phytochemicals called anthocyanins. Researchers from Michigan State University found that the antioxidant activity of the anthocyanins in cherries rivals that of vitamin E. They also inhibit the function of cyclooxygenase-2, an enzyme that’s major player in inflammation.
Health benefits of cherry juice