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INFOGRAPHIC: Foods that Fight Pain Cherry Edition

17 Nov

The cherry is one of Advanced Pain Management's favorite 'Foods that Fight Pain.' We want to provide you with as many tools as possible to help you reduce your pain and regain your quanilty of life, which is why we are pleased to share lifestyle and healthy eating tips with you!

Every little bit of lifestyle modification can help with pain. Take a look at our Cherry Facts below and learn how adding some cherries to your daily diet can help you!

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Interesting Cherry Facts:

  • The average cherry tree grows 7000 cherries per year.
  • It takes 100 cherries to make one cherry pie.
  • 75% of US cherries come from Michigan.
  • Cherry pits have been found in Stone Age caves.
  • Russians enjoy cherry preserves in their tea.
  • Germans distill cherries into their brandy.
  • Americans love cherry pie!

Why is the Cherry is a food that fights pain?

  • The compounds in cherries that give them a bright red color is called anthocyanins, which pack a heavy punch of antioxidants. Anthocyanins block inflammation and inhibit pain enzymes in the same way that aspirin and other NSAIDS do.
  • A recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition confirms that cherry consumption can help healthy adults reduce inflammation.
  • 8oz. of tart cherry every morning and every evening for 2 weeks can help reduce insomnia.
  • Research has shown that adding Montmorency tart cherries to you diet can help reduce age-related bone loss.
  • Tart cherries can help athletes reduce muscle damage to recover faster from tough workouts.

How can you enjoy the benefits of cherries, all year long?

  • Can cherries in jams, jellies or preserves.
  • Dry cherries for an easy, healthy on-the-go snack.
  • Wash, dry and freeze cherries to add to pies, smoothies or muffins.

Sources: Kelley DS et al.(2013) Sweet bing cherries lower circulating concentrations of markers for chronic inflammatory diseases in healthy humans. Journal of Nutrition. March; 143(3):340-4. Wilfred R. Pigeon, Michelle Carr, Colin Gorman, Michael L. Perlis. Effects of a Tart Cherry Juice Beverage on the Sleep of Older Adults with Insomnia. J Med Food. 2010 June; 13(3): 579–583. Chongwatpol P, Rendina E, Graef JL, Clarke SL, Lucas EA, Smith BJ. The efficacy of tart cherry supplementation in the prevention of age-related bone loss in C57BL6 mice. Experimental Biology 2013. Boston, MA. April 23, 2013. Bowtell JL, Sumners DP, Dyer A, Fox P, Mileva KN. Montmorency cherry juice reduces muscle damage caused by intensive strength exercise. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2011 Aug;43(8):1544-51.

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