Eating cherries has been linked to the prevention of gout episodes. Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the joints. Cherries are chalked full of antioxidants that have anti inflammatory traits and that have the ability to regulate your uric acid. The benefits of cherries can be found by either eating cherries or by drinking cherry juice. Aim for a glass of juice or a bowl of cherries per day.
- Gout flare-ups are caused by a build up of uric acid in the body.
- The Vitamin C in cherries have anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce the level of uric acid in the body.
- In one study, patients who were given cherry juice extract or who ate cherries had a lower risk of gout flare-ups than those who did not consume cherries.
“One popular natural treatment for these gout flare-ups is the consumption of consumption of cherries or cherry juice.”