With ‘superfoods’ being a hot topic at this cold time of year,
Liz Chandler from Natures Corner looks at the reason why the Montmorency
cherry, really is a super food that can aid us to a healthier life.
The Montmorency cherry is a variety of sour cherry, named after a valley
in France from where it originated. This particular cherry contains the
powerful antioxidant anthocyanins, which protects many of our bodies system.
• Pain & Inflammation
Recent research suggests that the anthocyanin compounds help support joint
comfort and flexibility.
The presence of the anthocyanins is believed to block pain and reduce levels
of uric acid. This is key to easing symptoms of gout and flare ups.
• Sleep/Jet Lag
Scientists have discovered high levels of the antioxidant melatonin in Montmorency
cherries. Melatonin is a hormone that controls our normal sleep patterns
and reduces the time in which it takes to fall asleep. Melatonin also diminishes
daytime fatigue following long haul flights.
• Muscle Recovery
Montmorency cherries help to speed up post exercise recovery from sore muscles
and many national athletes and sportspeople are now taking the cherries
as part of their training regime.
Your ‘cherry aid’ can be taken as a concentrated liquid which
can be diluted with water, or as vegetarian capsules.
For further support, advice and information please call into Natures Corner,
or tel. 01635 33007 or email