Cherries can be eaten as snacks and are also used in making tarts and cherry pies or juice. They benefit us in many ways as it contains good source of nutrients and vitamins. Cherries are packed with high nutrition. This petite stone fruit can help improve your health. Cherries are very high in potassium, which helps regulate heart beat and blood pressure and reduces the risk of hypertension. The phytosterols contained in cherries helps reduce bad cholesterol levels. Cherries can help reduce muscle inflammation and soreness. Cherries are also a good source of melatonin. Consuming cherries can help reduce your risk of heart disease. Cherries contain vitamin A, vitamin B and minerals like calcium and phosphorus which are good for brain.
Cherries are a very rich source of anti-oxidants, known as Anthocyanins, which studies prove to be cancer eliminating agents. It help to keep a check on any cancer cells present in the body and stop them from growing uncontrollably. Anthocyanins, which are the pigments giving cherries its red color, may activate PPAR which regulates genes involved in fat and glucose metabolism and thus reduces the risk factors for high cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetes also. Cherries help improve your digestive system due to their high fiber content and helps in reducing cholesterol levels also. Cherries are good for your eyes too, it contains plenty of vitamin A, Beta carotene also helps promote good vision and keeps your eyes healthy. It contains 20 times more Vitamin A than straw berries or blue berries. It also contains Retinol which helps to keep your skin in good condition. Cherries contain melatonin that helps provide better sleep. Cherries are also alkaline content foods which help to maintain the body’s ideal pH balance. Vitamin E present in cherries helps in proper blood circulation and to maintain immunity and helps prevent any hair damage. It also maintains appropriate moisture in the hair and scalp.