Apr 08, 2019
Three cheers for the cherry
How much difference can an unassuming little red fruit really make to a life crippled by a debilitating disease like gout? Enough for CherryActive owner, John Carey, to reinvent his life around it... Click title to read more
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May 18, 2016
Northumbria University - Montmorency Cherry Juice Research Summary
High blood pressure lowers significantly after drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice! Drinking tart Montmorency cherry juice significantly reduces high blood...
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Jul 10, 2015
Can eating cherries banish your jelly belly?

George Washington would surely have left his father's cherry tree undamaged if he knew knew what scientists are learning today.

For studies reveal that cherries are unusually rich in health-promoting compounds which can trim our tummy, help prevent heart disease, make exercise easier and even improve our sleep.

by John Naish, Mail ONLINE & Daily Mail (FemailMAGAZINE) - 10th July 2015

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Jun 18, 2015
Beetroot juice 'helps lower blood pressure'

Amrita Ahluwalia, lead author of the study and a professor of vascular pharmacology at The Barts and The London Medical School, said: ‘We were surprised by how little nitrate was needed to see such a large effect.’

‘Our hope is that increasing one’s intake of vegetables with a high dietary nitrate content, such as green leafy vegetables or beetroot, might be a lifestyle approach that one could easily employ to improve cardiovascular health.’  Click title to read more

Jenny Hope, Medical Correspondent - Daily Mail 16th April 2013

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Jun 18, 2015
Is Beetroot the new Viagra?

The Romans famously consumed beetroot to boost their bedroom antics, and what stimulated the senses in Roman times is still working today.  With many people of our age describing sex as a chore, or feeling too tired, stressed or unattractive, should we be making more effort to bring the bounce back into our bedrooms?

You can’t beat Beetroot!  Click title to read more

Fighting Fifty 

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Jun 18, 2015

With its sweet, earthy taste and ruby-red interior, beetroot is a favourite of foodies, but there’s far more to it than that. Roger Dobson explains how the secret weapon of sports stars increase fitness and can help stave off cancer... Click title to read more

Mail on Sunday, Health - March 10th 2013

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Jun 17, 2015
Growing young with antioxidants

What makes us age?

The entire process of ageing, from your first wrinkle to worsening eyesight, depends on oxidation. Put simply, we run on oxygen. We make energy by combusting carbohydrate with oxygen. The net result is our own exhaust fumes called 'free oxidising radicals', sometimes called oxidants or free radicals.

By Patrick Holford, Positive Food - January 2011

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Jun 15, 2015
Cherry your health today!

Researchers continue to explore the benefits of 'superfruits' - a group of nutrient-rich fruits with powerful antioxidant properties, and which have potentially disease-fighting properties.

Montmorency cherries (Prunus cerasus) contains anthocyanins - plant pigments that have been linked to a variety of health benefits, and melatonin, which may help healthy sleep. In fact, these cherries (which account for the majority of cherries in the U.S) contain 13.5ng (nanograms) of melatonin, and studies show that plant sources can positively affect sites in the brain and other tissues, helping the vascular system and lessen inflamation. But how much do you have to have? Researchers from the marianna University School of Medicine in Japan speculate that eating just a handful of Montmorency cherries will increase melatonin levels in the blood.

Reference: Wang, 1999 - Journal of Natural Products

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May 07, 2015
Life really is a bowl of cherries

They can help you reach a ripe old age, say experts.

Eating a portion of sour cherries every day can help combat heart disease, strokes and diabetes, a scientific study has revealed.

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Apr 29, 2015
Drinking cherry juice helps keep you young
Just one glass of cherry juice a day can slow down the ageing process - and may even save your life, scientists are claiming. Click title to read more
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Apr 01, 2015
Beetroot - Ways to boost your health
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Aug 01, 2014
Cherry juice ‘is as good as 23 portions of fruit and veg’
Drinking a glass of cherry juice a day offer the same health benefits as eating 23 portions of fruit and vegetables, research reveals...Click title to read more
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Jul 01, 2014
Life is a bowl of cherries

With their sharp, sweet taste and deep red colour, cherries are a traditional English summer delicacy that have made their way into many of the nations favourite treats.

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Jul 01, 2014
The Chemistry of Beetroot

Why can Beetroot turn urine red? The chemistry of beetroot
Article published on 03/11/14 by compoundchem.com
The latest of the food science graphics looks at the chemistry of beetroot. An unusual effect of beetroot is that it can cause ‘beeturia’, or a red colouration to the urine, after ingestion. This is a condition that only affects an estimated 10-14% of the population, so what are the chemical compounds behind it, and why isn’t it a universal effect?

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Jun 04, 2014
Beetroot Juice - Heart Friendly Supplements

Beetroot juice supplies dietary nitrates that cause blood vessels to dilate so blood pressure falls... Click title to read more

Your Wellness - April 2013

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Jun 02, 2014
Have an Active Summer

Montmorency Cherries - Nature's Healing Fruit... Click title to read more

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Jun 01, 2014
Cherry juice 'protects body'

A small glass of cherry juice contains the equivalent of 20 five-a-day portions of fruit and vegetables, scientists say.

Daily Telegraph - September 2008

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May 01, 2014
BeetActive - 9 out of 10 best hangover cure!

Betacyanin, the pigment that gives beetroot its colour, is an antioxidant which speeds up detoxification in your liver. This enables the body to turn alcohol into a less harmful substance that can be excreted faster than normal  Click title to read more

Matthew Barbour, The Sun - 15th October 2013

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