Do you know that proanthcyanidins, which cherries contain a ton of, can protect the nerves of the body and have an affinity for nerve tissue? Proanthcyanidins are the bright pigment colors of fruits and vegetables, including the bright red in strawberries, the blue in blueberries, the purple in raspberries and especially the dark red in cherries. The proanthocyanidins found in these and many other brightly colored fruits and vegetables can contribute to disease prevention and the effects of age.
Your head has the highest concentration of nerve tissue in the body because of the brain and the cranial nerves. So it stands to reason that these proanthocyanidins—which are fruit, seed and bark-derived—have a very healthy effect on the nerve and brain tissue of the body. In fact, they do a good job supporting, maintaining, or improving health, wellness, or structures and functions of the body in addition to the brain, including the heart, the liver, muscles and joints, the respiratory system, etc.
So eat your brightly colored fruits and vegetables to contribute to your own health and try to integrate them into your every-day life. In addition to eating these foods, you can also use them as a beverage of choice, such as tart cherry concentrate. It makes an excellent drink that can help your body recover from exercise and keep your overall body healthy.