Michigan Study Shows Cherries Provide Heart Benefits

Here’s some interesting and valuable information.

A recent study from the University of Michigan reveals new evidence linking cherries to heart health benefits. The study found that a cherry-enriched diet lowered total weight, body fat (especially the important “belly” fat) Cherries may also support DNA and telomere health as well as provide anti-aging benefits.

Nutritionists suggest that people consume 3,000 to 5,000 ORAC units a day to have an impact on their health. Just one ounce of cherry juice concentrate supplies 3,622 ORAC units, about an entire day’s recommendation.

Antioxidant Levels of Cherries (Note: ORAC  is a basically a measure of antioxidant ability to neutralize harmful free radicals.

* Cherry Juice Concentrate: 12,800 ORAC units
* Dried Cherries: 6,800 ORAC units
* Frozen Cherries: 2,033 ORAC units
* Canned Cherries: 1,700 ORAC units

Wikipedia article on Cherry Fruit

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