I also got this from the Dr. Oz show, although if you want to know exactly what the good Doctor said go to this site (http://www.doctoroz.com/) Interesting side note, Dr. Oz is not related to the Wizard of Oz, although he’s kinda like a wizard. But anyway, apparently Oz is a Turkish surname. Here’s a question for you; what is Dorothy’s name in The Wizard of Oz? The answer is at the bottom of the page.
Anyway, I drink a glass of red tart cherry juice every morning. It’s not my favorite drink, especially in the morning and especially following that God-awful glass of lemon juice I have, to say nothing of the half glass of wine vinegar, but I drink because my life depends on getting better and losing weight and taking better care of myself.
Tart cherries, like most red fruits and vegetables, are loaded with important nutrients and it has a boatload of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents as well. Tart cherry juice is beneficial for cancer prevention, heart health, as an anti-inflammatory agent.
The juice contains one of the most powerful antioxidants that exists, quercetin. Among other functions, quercetin prevents oxidative damage caused by free radicals from damaging low-density lipoprotein (LDL or bad cholesterol). It also works as an anti-inflammatory agent, which is beneficial for alleviating asthma symptoms and other respiratory conditions.
There is a lot of evidence that says that tart cherry juice can help in preventing the symptoms of exercise-induced muscle damage and relief from gout (a painful form of arthritis). It can also ssignificantly lower blood uric acid levels by as much as 15 percent in women.
In keeping with the heavy-handed symbolism of the entire work, Dorothy’s last name in the book and the film is Gale, Dorothy Gale. I was an English major, I love this sort of thing.
Be of good cheer. Do not think of today's failures, but of the success that may come tomorrow. You have set yourselves a difficult task, but you will succeed if you persevere; and you will find a joy in overcoming obstacles. Helen Keller