The Cherry on Top!

Looking to include more healthy foods in your diet this year?  It’s easier than you think! After having a bowl of sweet cherries with my lunch I decided to include their health benefits here and hopefully inspire you to include cherries and other fruits into your diets as well. See below for their health benefits.
 Health Benefits of Cherries:
(1) Cherries (esp tart cherries) contain melatonin which can help you get a better night’s sleep
(2) Sweet cherries are loaded with potassium which helps to balance fluids in our bodies and can offset the blood-pressure-raising effects of sodium
 
(3) They contain quercetin, an antixodant that may help keep blood vessels relaxed
(4) Tart cherry juice can help mitigate post-workout pain 
(5) Sweet cherries are rich in beta carotene, vitamin C, anthocyanins & quercetin; a powerful combo that may help fight cancer
(6) The anthocyanins in tart cherries help rev up fat burning and decrease fat storage
(7) Both sweet and tart cherries can help prevent gout which is a form of arthritis caused by too much uric acid in the blood.  Too much uric acid causes swelling, inflammation and tenderness
 
 
 

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