Health benefits of fresh sweet cherries

Young girl enjoying a basket of fresh cherriesCherries are an attractive fruit appreciated for their taste, their sweetness and their diversity in an assortment of various recipes. However, they are also highly nutritious and incredibly good for you.

They are low in calories and are full of antioxidants whose benefits include the ability to prevent many diseases including cancer and heart disease. Many people also believe that the antioxidants found in cherries may even slow the signs of ageing!

Cherries contain melatonin (a hormone produced in the brain’s pineal gland) which regulates your sleep cycle, and eating a handful of cherries just before bed naturally induces sleep.

They also contain anthocyanins which are effective in relieving pain by blocking inflammatory enzymes. Anthocyanins also work to relieve the pain associated with conditions such as arthritis and gout.

They contain boron, which is helpful for bone health.

Finally something that tastes wonderful and is actually good for you too…!

Health benefits of eating fresh cherries