Cherries contain anthocyanins, which have powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Research conducted at Michigan State University found “the anthocyanins that make cherries red could also help relieve pain more effectively than aspirin”.
Research shows that sweet cherries grown in NZ are a natural source of melatonin. This hormone is necessary for not just sending you to sleep, but also helping you stay asleep.
Research suggests cherries may help reduce Gout attacks by reducing uric acid levels and Osteoarthritis by working directly on inflammation, through the positive effects of anthocyanins. A study by the Boston University Medical Campus found that “Cherry intake was associated with a 50 percent lower risk of gout flares over a 48-hour period”.