*Cherries have been a popular food for centuries and now research has demonstrated an amazing array of nutritional benefits derived from a diet that includes tart cherry powder. Tart Cherries are one of the few food sources of melatonin, an antioxidant that may help improve the body's natural sleep patterns.
Studies have also shown that the antioxidant compounds in Tart Cherry powder may decrease some of the symptoms of exercise-induced muscle damage. Anthocyanins are an antioxidant flavonoid compound found in Tart Cherries, and thought to be responsible for many of the Tart Cherries benefits.
Research indicates Tart Cherries contain at least 17 natural compounds including beta carotene, vitamin A, melatonin and phenol compounds known as flavonoids. Tart Cherries also contain a class of compounds called SOD (super oxide dismutase), which act as super scavengers of dangerous free radicals throughout the body. Very few foods contain SOD and the human body is often lacking in SOD.
The USDA recommends an intake of about 5,000 ORAC units a day. Unfortunately, the average person only receives about 20%-25% of this amount. Adding our organic Tart Cherry powder to your diet can quickly increase your daily ORAC value.
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