Cherries: Learn How This Delicious Fruit Can Better Your Health!.
Which Vitamins And Minerals Are Found In Cherries? Proanthocyanidins, Malic acid,Pectin, Anthocyanidis,
Malic acid, Phosphorus, Copper, Ellagic acid, Vitamin A, Potassium, Calcium, Niacin,Manganese, Iron, Biotin, Vitamin C, Magnesium What Are The Benefits Of These Vitamins and Minerals?
Not only is this wonderful tasting fruit very good for you, it is low in calories and sodium, and very high in nutrients. It is well known that strawberries and blueberries are high in antioxidants. Here is something you may not realize, cherries have almost 20 times more antioxidants than the blueberries and strawberries. Being high in antioxidants helps the body destroy free radicals that can cause cancer.
Using scientific research it has been determined that the dark red pigmentation named anthocyanins helps reduce inflammation, relieve the pain of arthritis and helps with neurodegenerative diseases.
Because of the high levels of melatonin that they contain, it is believed that they can slow down the aging process, help you get a better night's rest, and may even be beneficial to help reduce jet lag as well.
Because they have high levels of vitamin A, they may help with the prevention of some cancer.
Cherries are also helpful for the following conditions: They are great for people on diets. They aid in reducing cramps, hypertension, asthma and colds, as well as flushing your your kidneys and liver, and may even help to reduce symptoms related to fibromyalgia.
How to Buy and Store
Buy the fruit that is uniform in color, firm to the touch, with no soft areas on them. When they are sold loose pick them up in your hand and gently roll them about; if you see juice on your hands, it means that some are over ripe. If they are prepackaged, turn the container over and look for juice.
Tips For Preparing:
A Few Quick Serving Ideas:
Enjoy cherries as a snack, a dessert (cut up), or add them to salads. A few halves in chicken salad along with some avocado really add flavor.
Use them in fruit smoothies...not just for the great taste but for coloring as well.
Freeze them for your enjoyment later in the year.
The all time favorite is the final topping on a banana split, which enhances the perfect dessert.
However you enjoy them, you are providing your body with an excellent food source to help you live a healthier life.
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