Some Health Benefits of Sweet Cherries

Research shows they do everything from reducing risk of diabetes to improving sleep

 

From the LifeMinute.TV Team

 

June 25, 2019

 

People compare life to a bowl of cherries and here’s why: Sweet Northwest Cherries not only taste delicious, but pack a serious health punch! We take a look at five big benefits of eating this tasty fruit. Get them now through August, while they are available and at their freshest. For more information visit nwcherries.com.

 

Maintain Blood Sugar Levels  Dark sweet cherries have a lower glycemic index than almost any other fruit, which means they release glucose slowly and evenly. This helps to maintain a steady blood sugar level and helps you feel full for longer.

 

Anti-Inflammatory Superpowers  They shut down the enzymes that cause tissue inflammation in the exact same way that Ibuprofen does. So, enjoying cherries daily may help reduce your need for anti-inflammatories.

 

Sleep Aid Cherries are a natural source of melatonin which helps control your body’s internal clock and regulate your sleep patterns. Try eating cherries about an hour before bedtime to stabilize your sleep cycle.

 

Reduce Gout  People who ate sweet cherries showed reduced levels of uric acid and in conjunction with their prescribed medicine, had a 35 to 75% lower chance of experiencing a gout attack.

 

Cancer-Fighting Properties  A study by the USDA’s Western Human Nutrition Center even suggests that cherries possess cancer-fighting properties, such as ellagic acid, that appears to be a potent inhibitor to the growth of cancer cells. 

 

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