As our society becomes more eco-conscious, a lot of us are turning to natural medicine and locally grown food. Did you know cherries are a little bit of both? Pick some of these antioxidant-rich beauties on your next trip to the farmer’s market and watch your health soar!
Cherries are rich in disease-fighting antioxidants and vitamin C, two important weapons to add to your flu prevention arsenal this season. They also naturally reduce inflammation in the body, which increases the body’s ability to fight infection.
This super fruit can decrease the body-wide inflammation that contributes to heart disease. A diet rich in cherries can also help lower cholesterol, which improves heart health.
Cherries are a great source of melatonin, a natural sleep hormone.
Cherries contain a compound that neutralizes the uric acid responsible for gout pain. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of this super fruit also make it a great choice for the natural treatment of gout.
They are an excellent source of fiber, which helps the body to detoxify naturally. They are also low in sodium, which can reduce excess water weight. Studies have also shown that the tart version of this fruit can help get rid of stubborn belly fat.
There you have it. Five reasons why life really is a bowl of cherries!