Steven F. Boiling, MD, head of the University of Michigan Cardioprotection Research Laboratory, recommends eating 1 1/2 cups of tart cherries or drinking 1 cup of tart cherry juice each day. Eating or drinking tart cherries could add years to your life. In a recent study, researchers found that feeding rats the whole tart cherries reduced two markers of inflammation by up to 50 percent. Isn't this exciting what the inflammation-fighting foods like tart cherries could fight inflammation? There's no harm in trying this right? I mean cherry is good.