Cherry & Carrot Juice Recipe

Cherries and carrots compliment each other spectacularly. The nutritional benefits of cherries are enormous, particularly when you consider their small size. Many of the health benefits of cherries are related to the natural chemical that gives them their color. Emerging evidence links cherries to many important health benefits – from helping to ease the pain of arthritis and gout, to reducing risk factors for heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. Cherries also contain melatonin, which has been found to help regulate the body’s natural sleep patterns, aid with jet lag, prevent memory loss and delay the aging process.

Ingredients:
1.5 pounds of fresh cherries, pitted and stemmed.
3 small carrots, peeled and sliced into small chunks.

Instructions:
Run through juicer.
Used a coarse mesh strainer to remove some of the pulp.
Served over ice with mint.

Cherry Health and Nutrition:
Cherries are not only good for you, but they’re also on trend as a homegrown “Super Fruit.” According to recent data, more than 9 out of 10 Americans want to know where their food comes from, nearly 80 percent say they’re purchasing “locally produced” products, and the majority is defining “local” as grown in America.1,2 And cherries deliver. A growing body of science reveals tart cherries, enjoyed as either dried, frozen cherries or cherry juice, have among the highest levels of disease-fighting antioxidants, when compared to other fruits. They also contain other important nutrients such as beta carotene (19 times more than blueberries or strawberries) vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, fiber and folate.

Source: http://www.choosecherries.com

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