Cherries for Arthritis, Joint Pain and Gout


...elusive dreamer
Apr 5, 2009
I love cherry juice, and try to have a few cans of cherries handy in the pantry for a healthy snack. These are some benefits of cherries for arthritis, inflammation, joint pain and Gout...

Gout and arthritis have two things in common. Each condition makes the body hurt, and they respond to the powerful nutrients found in cherries that eliminate pain.

Cherries contain high levels of antioxidants and anthocyanins, nutrients known to relieve pain, inflammation and stiffness. Cherries belong to an esteemed group of super fruits including blueberries, acai, pomegranate, yumberries, cranberries and goji berries -- all providing exceptionally high amounts of these pain-killing compounds.

Cherries are rich in polynutrients and anthocyanins, which give the fruit its rich, reddish-purple color -- the deeper the color, the higher the level of antioxidants.