Suffering from insomnia is one of the worst feeling that one could ever have. If you fail to have a proper sleep then it can have a serious impact on your overall health. Hence, having a good night's sleep is very essential.
A new study has found that drinking a glass of cherry juice in the morning and a glass before bedtime helps to better your sleep.
So if your parents and grand-parents have been suffering from insomnia then make it a point to give them cherry juice, it helps to extend their sleep by near about one and half hour. According to the study cherry juice seems to work among people who are above 50 years of age.
During the study, researchers had taken into consideration eight healthy male and female above 50 years of age suffering from chronic insomnia. The participants were divided into two groups. One group was administered cherry juice and the other was the placebo control group.
The group under the cherry juice was administered 240 ml of cherry juice containing a measured level of procyanidin in the morning and at night, 1-2 hours before bedtime, for 14 days.
When the results were compared, it was found that those who consumed cherry juice had increased sleep time by about 84 minutes.
The research was recently published in the American Journal of Therapeutics1.
Meanwhile learn about a few of these health benefits of cherry juice here. Take a look.
1. Helps Boost Immunity:
Cherries contains flavonoids, which is one of the best known antioxidants. This helps in boosting the immune system and fight infection.
2. Helps Fight Body Fat:
If you are fat and obese than eating cherry as well as drinking cherry juice helps. Cherry contains anthocyanins, a type of flavonoid that gives cherries its red colour, helps in reducing body fat and preventing obesity.
3. Helps Treat Gout:
Gout can be very painful and is caused when the uric acid accumulates in the blood. The compounds contained in the cherry juice help in lowering the uric acid level and thus relieve gout pain.
4. Good For The Heart:
Cherries are rich in antioxidants. One of the most important antioxidant known as quercetin contained in the cherries help to prevent the damage caused by free-radicals or the bad cholesterol. Consuming a glass of cherry juice helps to prevent heart attack, stroke and keep the heart healthy.
5. Helps Regulate Blood Sugar:
The anthocyanin compounds contained in cherry helps to improve the insulin level and blood sugar level. However, one should make it a point to drink cherry juice without any added sugar and preservatives, else this can affect the blood sugar level in a reverse way.
6. Quick Muscle Recovery:
You might have severe muscle pain and soreness following an intense exercise. For conditions like this cherry juice can be very helpful. Cherries are known for its rich antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Drinking cherry juice helps to lower the levels of oxidized lipids, decrease inflammation, improves strength, enhances quick muscle recovery and relieves pain.