Sour cherry consumption prevents gout, rheumatism

April 30, 2011 - 0:0

TEHRAN - A dietitian tells Fars News Agency that consumption of tart cherry prevents gout, rheumatism, and renal diseases.

Cherry has very low calorie and every 100 grams of it contains only 70 kilocalories, Morteza Safavi stated.
Tart cherry is full of vitamins A, B and C and contains minerals like iron, calcium, phosphorus, sulfur, sodium, magnesium, cobalt and manganese, the dietician explains.
He adds cherry’s sugar is called laevulose which is easily absorbed by diabetic patients.
However, he says unripe sour cherry must not be taken because it may cause intestinal diseases.
He says consumption of tart cherry may hurt those suffering from gastric or intestinal inflammation, because they can not digest it completely.
Safavi says tart cherry is diuretic, prevents salt sedimentation in blood vessels, and helps regular heart function