Cherry - high tree from the family garden pink. Cherries, reaching 1-1, 5 cm in diameter, have a sweet-sour taste. Useful properties of cherries due to vitamin and mineral composition are widely used around the world.
Cherry juice is considered to be a valuable food, since it retains all the healing properties of fresh berries. According to the number of useful properties, it is the undisputed leader among the juices from other fruits.
The composition of cherry juice
The juice from the pulp of the cherry consists of:
- 84, 4 g of water;
- 0 2 grams of fat;
- 0, 8 g protein;
- 10, 6 g carbohydrates.
The composition of the juice include:
- Vitamin C (more than 15 mg per 100 g fresh juice), A, B2, P, PP, folic acid;
- Macronutrients - potassium (256 mg per 100 g fresh juice), calcium, magnesium and phosphorus;
- Trace elements - iron and copper;
- Organic acids (sour cherry flavor owes mainly citric, malic, quinic, succinic and salicylic acid);
- Saccharides (glucose and fructose);
- Pectin and tannins;
Calorie cherry juice
Caloric content of cherry juice is 47 kcal per 100 grams of juice. Among the juices of other fruits and vegetables calorie cherry juice:
- More juice from citrus (grapefruit, orange), carrots and tomatoes;
- Less juice from grapes, pears, pomegranates, peaches and plums.
The use of cherry juice
According to its beneficial properties of cherry juice is considered one of the best fruit juices.
As traditional medicine has long been used it as an antipyretic and expectorant to treat coughs and bronchitis.
The high content of copper allows the juice from the berries as concomitant therapy in the treatment of epilepsy and mental illness.
The content of iron, copper and magnesium makes the cherry juice an indispensable tool for the treatment of anemia, especially in young children.
Coumarin, included in the juice are excellent prevention of thrombophlebitis, coronary heart disease, as well as useful to people after myocardial infarction and stroke.
It has long been known properties of chlorogenic acid to regulate the function of liver and kidneys, and in recent years many medical universities of the world study its anti-sclerotic properties.
According to the content of pectin from the pulp of the cherry juice is second only to citrus juice, namely - from oranges. Pectins have different effects - contribute to the growth and activity of beneficial gut bacteria, which are involved in the synthesis of vitamins B, contribute to the removal of metabolic products and cholesterol, which is particularly important for those who suffer from atherosclerosis and obesity.
Pectins also contribute to the binding and removal of harmful chemicals from the body, which is very helpful for people whose work is connected with the harmful chemical production.
Fiber and pectin, contained in cherry juice are natural stimulants secretion of digestive juices of the stomach and intestinal motility.
The juice from the pulp of the cherry is an important therapeutic and prophylactic agents for various inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
The undoubted benefits of cherry juice proved for the athletes as a result of the research found that the fresh juice from cherries accelerates muscle recovery after exercise reduces muscle pain and increases stamina to physical stress.
The antioxidant properties of cherry juice
Cherry juice - a leader among other fruits and vegetables by the number of antioxidants. Scientists from the University of Michigan have shown that the antioxidant properties of cherries are stored in the body for 12 hours.
Numerous studies use cherry juice was found that a glass of cherry juice for the amount of antioxidant exceeds 23 servings of fruits and vegetables such as peas, tomatoes, water melon, carrot and banana.
Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of cherry juice helps to effectively fight diseases such as:
- Diabetes. As a result, many studies confirmed the fact that the juice of fresh cherries lowers blood sugar levels and regulates insulin levels;
- Heart disease. Due to the content of potassium and quercetin (flavonol provider decongestant, antihistamine, antispasmodic and anti-inflammatory) cherry juice prevents the development of atherosclerosis, which often causes further heart attacks and strokes. In addition, according to the US National College of Naturopathic Medicine cherry juice helps reduce blood cholesterol, which is also the prevention of diseases such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease;
- Gout. Cherry juice effectively lowers blood urate (uric acid) that cause gout and their accumulation in the body can lead to the formation of kidney stones;
- Insomnia. Scientists at the University of Northumberland have shown that cherry juice has a slight sedative effect, because it promotes the production of the hormone melatonin, which is a regulator of circadian rhythms. Thus, drinking a glass of juice just before sleep, increases the duration of sleep and improve its quality.
Furthermore, cherry juice:
- It improves blood circulation;
- It relieves pain caused by sport injuries and soreness after exercise;
- Facilitates, like aspirin, headaches and migraines;
- Improves memory;
- It is an excellent preventive measure for cancer and arthritis.
The use of cherry juice
In order to provide your body with the optimum amount of antioxidants and other nutrients it is recommended to drink one glass of fresh cherry juice a day.
However, cherry juice sufficiently acidic taste, however, many can not drink it in pure form. In this case, the juice from the cherries can be diluted with water or add it to a variety of cold drinks and cocktails. Also cherry juice can be used as an ingredient in the preparation of syrups, marinades for meat and fish dishes and desserts.
Harm cherry juice
The caution is recommended to include in the diet cherry juice at an elevated pH, diabetes, ulcer 12 tiperstnoj intestine or stomach, but also on the background of chronic lung disease.