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How do cherries ease arthritis symptoms?

Bing cherries have been shown to reduce inflammation and may help with arthritis pain. They contain substances with anti-inflammatory properties. Have a couple of Bing cherries -- fresh or dried -- a day. I'm told cherry juice works as well. Add willow bark (so you get 120 to 240 milligrams of the active component called salicin, like aspirin -- I like the aspirin itself) and Boswellia (also called frankincense) at 1,000 milligrams a day. That's a powerful herbal mix for settling down inflammation.
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Cherries are a traditional folk medicine remedy for arthritis. They are rich in antioxidants such as flavonoids (including quercetin, a flavonoid that is believed to have particularly potent antioxidant activity), vitamin C, and beta-carotene. Several studies have shown that consuming 20 cherries per day might be as effective in relieving pain as medications such as aspirin, and several studies have suggested a decrease in blood levels of uric acid, which can precipitate an attack of gout, an arthritis-like disorder. Blood markers for inflammation also tended to drop.
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nd joint health. Your doctor may recommend diet changes to eliminate foods that increase inflammation. Although there is no cure for most types of arthritis, early diagnosis and proper management are important, particularly for inflammatory types of arthritis.
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