Good night sleep is essential for being healthy and feel well during the day. There are many methods to cope with insomnia and sleeping problems but now there is one new – plain cherry juice.
Nowadays many people suffer from different types of sleeping disorders as insomnia, too early wakening in the morning etc.
Researchers found that fruity drink can make you sleep like baby and don’t get up too early in the morning. Study shows that if you drink three cups of cherry juice during the day you will be able to sleep 39 minutes more – 24 minutes more sleep and 14 relaxing in bed.
Participants were also asked to avoid different foods, containing or influence melatonin – antioxidant which regulates or sleep cycle.
Participants were given two cups of cherry juice during the day for 7 days and one cup before doing to bed.
Then researchers examined sleeping habits of the group through actigraphs and questionnaires. Also participants gave urine sample for measuring melatonin in their bodies.
The result was longer and better sleep in 20 of the participants. Researchers believe that the reason is in melatonin in the cherries.
This is good news as it is better to use natural ways to have better sleep than using sleeping pills which have many side effects and can lead to other health problems.
So if you like cherries you can use them to sleep better.
Cherries also have many benefits for overall health – the fruit has the highest levels of disease-fighting antioxidants in comparison with many other fruits, beta carotene (19 times more than blueberries or strawberries) vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, fiber and folate.
Health benefits of the cherries are many – help to ease the pain of arthritis and gout, reduce risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and some types of cancer.