For a Healthy Gut, Put a Cherry on Top

A growing body of scientific evidence continues to show that improving the health of the gut microbiome may be a simple, yet highly effective way to prevent disease and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Due to its potential role in maintaining digestive health, as well as its impact on immunity, heart health, blood sugar control, weight management, and even brain health the microbiome has been the focus of multiple studies and holds great promise, especially related to personalized nutrition. Now, new evidence from investigators at the University of Arkansas suggests that Montmorency tart cherries can be added to the list of gut-friendly foods and may play an important role in improving gut health.

Findings from the new study were published today in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry through an article titled “ Impact of tart cherries polyphenols on the human gut microbiota and phenolic metabolites in vitro and in ...