Cherry Health Benefits

Everyone knows that fruit is good for you, but Montmorency cherries are especially powerful. Recent scientific studies reveal what we’ve been hearing from our customers at The Red Barn for years: that tart cherries have many healing and health-promoting properties! While not intended to be used as a drug, tart cherries may provide an all-natural solution to some of your health concerns. A little juice goes a long way!

Heart Benefits

The latest research conducted by the University of Michigan suggests that a cherry-enriched diet may help lower body fat, total weight, and cholesterol, which are all major health concerns. This is mainly because of the presence of anthocyanins—the antioxidant that gives cherries their deep, red color.

Benefits to your Joints

Antioxidant-rich foods, like tart cherries, may help reduce levels of nitric oxide in your body. Patients tested in a 2007 study experienced a significant decrease in pain, and increase in function, after taking cherry pills for eight weeks. What an easy way to take pain out of your life!

Muscle Recovery

Hey, all you major exercisers out there, take note! Scientists are finding that drinking tart cherry juice, or simply eating tart cherries fresh or dried, significantly reduces muscle pain and damage following intense workouts! Marathon runners reported faster recovery rates, and less inflammation, when they drank tart cherry juice before running.

Not only does a glass of cherry juice count towards your recommended fruit servings for the day, but you’ll be a happier exerciser because of it. That sounds like a win-win to us at The Red Barn!

Sleep Benefits

Drinking tart cherry juice has become associated with an increase in sleep quality and improving the body’s natural sleep patterns. This is because Tart cherries are rich in melatonin—an antioxidant that helps you get to sleep. Fight those late nights with open eyes with a glass or two of tart cherry juice every day, and get the beauty sleep you need!

You are what you eat, and you can eat your way to a healthier you! Check out the variety of delicious tart cherry products here at The Red Barn.

Articles on Cherry Health Benefits

(We are sorry that we cannot have links to these articles; but, feel free to google these articles and read more.)

Melatonin Sleep Aid

  • Dr. Weil Blog “Tart Cherry Juice Could Help You Sleep”
  • Shape Magazine “The Best Foods for Deep Sleep”
  • Nutra Ingredients-USA “Melatonin-rich Tart Cherries May Improve Sleep Quality”

Muscles Recovery

  • US National Library of Medicine “Efficacy of Tart Cherry Juice”
  • Natural News
  • Cherry Marketing Institute
  • Natural Medicine Journal “Health Effects of Tart Cherries”


Joint Health

  • Science Daily “Can Cherries Relieve the Pain of”
  • US National Library of Medicine “Effects of Cherries on Freund’s…”
  • Natural News “Miracle Cure… Six Cherries a Day”
  • Cherry Marketing Institute

Cardiovascular Health

  • Cherry Marketing Institute
  • Times of India “Top 3 Reasons to Eat Cherries”

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