When I was growing up, my favorite soda was black cherry. I loved the sweet and tart taste of black cherries. As an adult, I try to stay away from sugary sodas, but I discovered the many health benefits of drinking organic black cherry juice.
Black cherries are brimming with essential vitamins (A, C and E) and minerals (calcium and iron). These powerful nutrients work together and may support normal vision, bone, immune and cardio health; and support healthy skin, circulation and weight management. Black cherries are considered one of the top ten antioxidant fruits. They are believed to contain 17 antioxidants, the most well-known being anthocyanins, melatonin, queritrin and isoqueritrin.
Anthocyanins are the natural pigments responsible for the deep, rich coloring of black cherries. These potent antioxidants may support healthy circulation, immune response, inflammatory response and healthy cholesterol levels already within normal range. Melatonin contains powerful antioxidant properties that can support healthy cognitive function and protect DNA found in the mitochondria (the energy source of cells). Melatonin may also support a healthy sleep-wake cycle.
Queritrin is considered one of the most powerful antioxidants ever discovered. It may support healthy immune function and healthy inflammatory response. Isoqueritrin is also well-known as a potent antioxidant that may support healthy immune function.