Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cherry Juice, The Next Big Health Craze


It's a UK Daily Mail story, so take it with a grain of salt. They claim that a single glass of cherry juice is the equivalent of 23 portions of fruit/vegetables in the daily diet. That sounds amazing, but the devil's in the details, as usual:

However, the study also revealed eating cherries may not offer the same protection. The scientists tested juice made from the Montmorency tart cherry, which is grown in the U.S.

The type typically eaten in the UK has only a fifth of the antioxidant level of the Montmorency. The juice is available in health food shops and is called CherryActive.

So it appears to be a designer health food, and thus probably only available at a premium price. Still, it may be worth investigating, especially if the stuff tastes good. I like cherries, myself.

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