Cherry

  • Cherries are one of the most beloved fruits, and for good reason.
  • They’re not only delicious but also pack vitamins, minerals, and plant compounds with powerful health effects.
  • Cherries are small stone fruits that come in a variety of colors and flavors. There are two major categories — tart and sweet cherries, or Prunus cerasus L. and Prunus avium L., respectively.
  • Their colors can vary from yellow to deep blackish-red.
  • All varieties are highly nutritious and packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals.
  • Rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds
  • Research shows that the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds in cherries may help relieve exercise-induced muscle pain, damage, and inflammation
  • Increasing your intake of nutrient-dense fruits like cherries is a tasty way to protect your heart.
  • Due to their potent anti-inflammatory effects, cherries may reduce symptoms of arthritis and gout, a type of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid that can lead to extreme swelling, inflammation, and pain in your joints.
  • These sleep-promoting benefits may be attributed to the fruit’s high concentration of plant compounds. Additionally, cherries contain melatonin, a substance that helps regulate your sleep-wake cycle.

 


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