Cherries may be small but their health benefits are huge.
Recently sleeping tablets have been linked to Dementia. It has been found that drinking a concentrated juice of Montmorency Cherry may also help improve sleep for someone elderly who is already taking prescription medication. By increasing the levels of Melatonin in the body which control sleep, studies showed it:
- Reduces the time it takes to fall asleep
- Helps with quality of sleep when sleep is restricted
- Helps relieve day time jet lag fatigue ( also good for shift workers)
- Helps with quality of sleep when sleep schedule is altered
Montmorency cherries have also been found to reduce the pain of Arthritis and are packed with vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B6, thiamine, phosphorous, iron, calcium, and potassium. They contain high levels of antioxidants which help prevents cancer.
Available in easy to consume options for the elderly and worth a try for additional drug free pain relief. The juice is available in most health food shops and it is also available in tablet form which is a cheaper alternative.