Cherry juice: what are the benefits of this anti-cellulite drink?
Anti-cellulite, draining, rich in vitamins and minerals, good for sleep, an ally for weight loss ... Cherry juice, lotions made from cherry stems have many benefits. Find out everything you need to know about these drinks.
Rich in nutrients, but sweet cherries, a delicious fruit, can be enjoyed from May ... But to keep the streak, and take advantage of their anti-cellulite effect, it is best to turn to cherry juice or stems. batches! Explanations with Nutritionist Alexia Moyal and Carla Abbou.
Vitamins and minerals .. What does cherry juice contain?
Cherry juice is very rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals and fiber.
In terms of nutrients, cherry juice contains flavonoids, which are antioxidants with anti-inflammatory properties.
There is also vitamin C (also an antioxidant), provitamin A, or carotene (a vitamin that prevents cell aging), as well as vitamin B9, or folic acid (a vitamin that has a key role in the regeneration of all nutrients. The cells of the body, but also in the formation of tissue).
Cherry juice also contains interesting amounts of magnesium, phosphorous, iron and potassium. In general, minerals are involved in protecting the immune system.
Finally, cherries, like all fruits, contain fiber that promotes the proper functioning of the intestinal transit.
What are the benefits of cherry juice?
Cherries are a favorite summer fruit, as they are juicier and more delicious, and have many health benefits. Consuming cherries, especially in juice form, can improve sleep quality, as well as facilitate muscle recovery.
As far as sleep is concerned, it is Montmorency cherry juice, which is also called Morello cherry, which contains a good amount of melatonin (which is the sleep hormone) and thus can contribute to improving the quality of sleep for some time. Note that this type of cherry is one of the few food sources of melatonin!
Finally, this fruit will have virtues for draining our body.
Note that cherries, like all fruits, contain sugar, so they should be eaten in moderation as part of the quest to lose weight.
Attention, when taken in very large quantities, preparations based on cherry stems can cause diarrhea, due to their laxative effect.
Cherry juice: is it an anti-cellulite drink?
“When we talk about the slimming properties of cherry juice, we are not talking about its leaves or the very tasty cherries ... tails ”, wishes to specify the nutritionist Alexia Mouyal.
In fact, consuming cherry stems, in the form of a drink, can help get rid of cellulite thanks to the action of eliminating fat cells.
"Cherry stalks have another advantage, not the least: they reduce water retention," she says.
Can you lose weight with cherry juice?
Rich in potassium, but also with water, cherries are a fruit known to be a diuretic. So its consumption will help us to get rid of waste from our body.
As we just saw, cherry juice is a good ally to fight water retention, helping to "unblock the skin's fatty tissue and thus 'emptying it out' in a sustainable way," explains Carla Abbo, nutritionist.
Cherry juice: where to buy it and how to consume it to enjoy its benefits?
From May and for 3 months, cherries are available in market stalls as well as in green grocery stores, and this is the best time to consume them!
Outside this cherry harvest period, it is best to resort to bottled cherry juice, preferably organic.
The ideal, to take advantage of the anti-inflammatory effects of cherry juice on the body, or to make it an anti-cellulite ally, is to take it in the form of a treatment, at the rate of one cup per day, as part of a balanced diet.
Good advice from a dietitian: For juices rich in antioxidants, choose different types of tart cherries with very red meat. Prefer, for example, Morello cherries, or Kelleris, which are slightly acidic and fragrant, or even very citrusy Montmorency cherries, as a bonus, rock in melatonin.
Cherry juice: how is it stored?
During cherry season from May to July, it is very easy to make delicious fresh fruit juice at home if you have a juicer or juicer.
If you are making homemade cherry juice, it should be taken immediately, or within 24 hours in the case of an electric juicer.
If you want the juices to be preserved for a longer period, you have to go through the stage of pasteurization of cherry juice, which consists in heating the juice in clean, packed and closed bottles for a few minutes in water at 85 ° C.
Finally, the best way to consume cherries is to brew an herbal tea made from cherry stems.