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Tart cherry is one of the fruits that is rich in anti oxidants such as anthocyanins, polyphenols, and flavonoids. The fruit is rarely consumed in the fresh form because it tastes bitter. The fruit is usually consumed in processed form such as tart cherry extract, juice and more. Extracts of the fruits is also very powerful to overcome gout and lowering uric acid. Uric acid is one of the organic compounds, that produced naturally form purine metabolism. This substance is found in many foods source that contain protein. Under normal conditions, uric acid does not harm the body.
This acid is usually secreted in the form of urine. The excess of uric acid in the blood can cause a number of health problems such as gout, muscle pain and kidney stones.

The cause of high uric acid in the blood

Normally, uric acid is produced by the body as a by product of purine metabolism. Impaired function of the body in metabolism of purine can trigger the increasing of uric acid production. The excess of this acid will crystallize and accumulate in the joints. Besides, excess of uric acid is also caused by a decreasing bodily function in removing uric acid. This can be triggered by various factors such as illness, side effects of certain drugs and consume alcohol.

The symptoms of high uric acid

  • – Muscle pain
  • – Swelling in the joints, especially toe and finger joints
  • – Inflammation of the joint
  • – Easily tired
  • – Increased frequency of urination
  • – Tingling and ached

How tart cherry extract lowers uric acid.

Tart cherry, known  rich in anti oxidants such as anthocyanins, polyphenols and flavonoids. These antioxidants are very effective to reduce levels of uric acid in the blood. According to some studies, eating tart cherry fruits regularly can reduce the levels of uric acid significantly. The content of anti oxidants, especially anthocyanins in tart cherry fruits proven can break down uric acid crystals, which accumulate in the joints.

Not only that, the antioxidant in tart cherry also effective to reduce inflammation caused by uric acid. Another study showed that athletes consume tart cherry juice before exercise will not experience muscle soreness after exercise.

To Lower Uric Acid

To lower uric acid, it is recommended to eat a diet rich in vitamins, minerals, anti oxidants and complex carbohydrate food. The food is widely available in various type of green vegetables, tart cherry, berries, bananas, pineapples, cabbage, tomatoes, parsley, chocolate, coffee, tea and more. You should also avoid alcohol, food high in fat and purines such as meat, fish, nuts and others.

The excess of uric acid level in the blood can harmful your health, especially the joints and kidney. To find your uric acid levels, should be carried out blood tests. If your uric acid levels are high, you should avoid foods high in purines are abundant in meat, fish and other protein sources. You also need to avoid alcohol because this drink will prevent the secretion of uric acid. Consuming tart cherry extract regularly, can help lower your uric acid levels.