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Easing Arthritis with Black Cherry Juice


Updated June 27, 2014

Many arthritis sufferers swear by black cherry juice, an antioxidant-rich beverage made from the Prunus serotina plant. Also used to treat gout, black cherry juice is particularly high in anthocyanins (a class of antioxidants also found in foods like berries, red onions, kidney beans, pomegranates, and red grapes).

So far, very few studies have tested the health effects of black cherry juice. However, research suggests that anthocyanins may help reduce inflammation (a biological process closely linked to both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, in addition to gout). What's more, some studies show that increasing your antioxidant intake may help protect against both types of osteoarthritis.

If you're seeking a natural treatment for arthritis, there's evidence that taking supplements containing glucosamine may be of some benefit. In addition, studies indicate that undergoing acupuncture may help relieve some arthritis symptoms. Read the article: Black Cherry Juice - What You Need to Know.

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