Monday, 15 July 2013

Cherries health benefits



 Cherries health benefits

It is the season of cherries, each and every fruitwala will stock on this.Cherries have recently emerged as one of the hottest Super Fruits available in the market. Today, there are plenty of research studies that have uncovered the many health benefits of cherries and they have been proven to be the powerhouse of antioxidants.Did you know that just 15 cherries can make up one of your five a day.


Anti-Oxidant

Cherries are extremely high in anti-oxidants called anthocyanins, commonly found in brightly-coloured fruits, which are so important as part of a healthy diet and play a variety of roles, from lowering the risk of heart disease and cancer, to promoting healthy skin and brain cells. There is even evidence to suggest that antioxidants may help prevent dementia and memory-loss, go for sweet cherries with the deepest pigment; crimson-purple rather than bright red.


Anti-Inflammatory

Scientists have proven relationship between arthritis, gout and cherries. It has been observed that patients, who consumed large quantities of cherries regularly, reported reduction in pain of arthritis and gout. These problems generally occur due to excessive production of uric acid. So, when consumed in large quantities and regularly, cherries may help control excessive uric acid production in the blood.


Improves immunity, sleep and is anti-aging

Struggling to get a good night’s sleep? Sour cherries can help! They contain the antioxidant melatonin, which occurs naturally in the body to promote and regulate our sleep-patterns. It is essential for our immune system. Melatonin found in cherries also slows down the aging process. Regaining your face glow is a good reason to start eating cherries now!


Blood pressure and healthy heart

Cherries are an excellent source of potassium, which helps to lower blood pressure by getting rid of the excess sodium in our body. Eating cherries helps keep potassium and sodium in balance, and can prevent hypertension from occurring. One cup of cherries has the same amount of potassium as a banana making it a great substitute when you are not in the mood for another ho-hum banana.


Fighting Cancer

Cherries contain high Beta Carotene (Vitamin A) content and this also helps fight the cancer in organs and glands.


Good For Digestion

When we eat cherries, there is more production and secretion of digestive juices, they are also a significant source of fibre, and hence great for digestion.


Studies seem to show that sour cherries have the potential to limit the uptake of fat into the body, and control levels of cholesterol in the blood. Also, these little beauties contain many B-vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin and vitamin B6; these vitamins are crucial for metabolism and convert nutrients into energy.


Cherries are not only healthy, but they are delicious and versatile. They can be added to everything, so ahead indulge in these beautiful cherries

1 comment: