Gut Health

Emerging research suggests Montmorency tart cherries may play a role in gut health.

One of the hottest nutrition topics today is gut health – and there’s been an explosive growth in fermented foods and probiotics that may offer digestive health benefits.  But now scientists know that it’s not only the addition of “good bacteria” that may benefit gut health.

Foods that are abundant in fiber and natural plant compounds, such as polyphenols, may also positively impact our microbiome — or the trillions of bacteria and other microbes that live in our intestinal track.

Research on Montmorency tart cherries is still emerging, yet early evidence suggests these homegrown superfruits may play a role in gut health.

A look at the science:

Researchers conducted both human and laboratory experiments to determine the impact of Montmorency tart cherries on the microbiome.

Impact of tart cherries polyphenols on the human gut microbiota and phenolic metabolites in vitro and in vivo.

For ideas on how to incorporate tart cherries into your diet, click here.