Monday, November 10, 2014

Overcoming sleep disorders with a cup of sour cherry juice

Fruit Juices: Scientists from the School of Life Sciences at Northumbria University found that sour cherry juice may help people who experience insomnia/sleep disorders. According to them, Montmorency cherry juice can increase the levels of melatonin, a hormone related to sleep habits.

In this research as quoted by the DailyMail, participants who consumed acidic juices will not only sleep longer, but also increased quality of sleep. A group of volunteers were given 30 milliliters of sour cherry juice twice a day for a week and she was fitted with a sensor to monitor sleep patterns.

The results of these studies, volunteers who ate the cherry juice to increase the amount of sleep as much as 25 percent of usual and experienced improved quality of sleep for six per cent.

These findings could help those who have trouble sleeping due to insomnia, working in shifts, as well as jet lag. According to the Director of the Centre of Sleep Research at the School of Life, Dr. Jason Ellis, What makes this finding interesting is that melatonin in sour cherry juice is enough to stimulate the response of healthy sleep.

This result is not the first to reveal about the benefits of Montmorency cherry juice. In a previous study, published in Nutritional Practitioner and quoted Huffington Post, 2 November 2011, it is known that drinking a glass of 250 ml sour cherries provide the same benefits by eating 23 servings of fruits and vegetables. The research found that cherry juice contains Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of 8260 compared with ORAC content on other fruits and vegetables that are only 1790.

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