Cherries are a power house of antioxidants and very beneficial for maintaining good health. Anthocyanin, that gives cherries their red color, is a dietary antioxidant that has therapeutic and preventive roles in a number of ailments.
Cherries are a rich source of vitamin A and beta-carotene which benefits eyesight as well as fights cancer in organs and glands.
Vitamin C and many B family vitamins (folic acid, niacin, riboflavin) are building blocks of cherries.
Cherries also have small amounts of iron, magnesium, potassium and protein.
High levels of antioxidants make cherries great for our overall health and especially for our heart and cardiovascular system.
Cherries stimulate production and secretion of digestive juices; improving our digestive systems.
Cherries have cleansing properties that help liver and kidneys perform better.
Cherries have a long and proven role as an anti-inflammatory. Cherries reduce swelling and pain associated with arthritis and gout. Cherries help control excessive uric acid production that occurs with these ailments.
Cherries are high in melatonin. Melatonin helps strengthen our immune system, maintain healthy sleep patterns, and slows development of cancerous tumors. Melatonin also slows the aging process.
Tom Fetch 1-5-2015
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