25 Blogs Detailing the Health Benefits of Cherries

June through August is cherry season in the U.S., and the perfect time to indulge in these  fresh bright red gems. Cherries are full of health benefits and packed with antioxidants, and have been known to help lower blood pressure, stimulate muscle recovery, improve sleep and help prevent Alzheimer’s. You can still take advantage of all of these benefits during the off season by eating frozen cherries or drinking 100% cherry  juice with no added sugar. These 25 blog entries explore all of the different vitamins, minerals and other compounds that make cherries such a healthy, sweet treat.

Heart Health

Cherries are high in potassium, which helps to lower high blood pressure. By keeping blood pressure down your chances for stroke, heart attack and other risks are reduced.  Cherries are also low in calories (92 calories per cup for sweet cherries), so adding them to your diet will only  benefit your health. Check out these five blog entries to learn heart healthy information about cherries.

Muscle Recovery

Cherries have an anti-inflammatory property that makes them the perfect snack to have after a big workout or game. When you work out your muscles get micro tears in them, which is what causes soreness after you finish.  With their anti-inflammatory properties, cherries help speed up muscle recovery and reduce post workout muscle soreness. Read more about how cherries promote muscle recovery in these five blog posts.

Antioxidants

Tart cherries have one of the highest levels of antioxidants found in any fruit.  Free radicals, which are unstable molecules in your body that can damage your DNA and lead to cancer, can be reduced with the consumption of antioxidants. Fortunately, the body has natural ways to fight free radicals, and by eating foods high in antioxidants you can help assist your body in fighting them.  These five blog articles will explain more about cherries and their antioxidant benefits.

Better Sleep

Cherries contain melatonin, which helps regulate your body’s sleep cycle.  If you have trouble with insomnia, you may want to snack on some cherries before bed or drink some cherry juice if fresh cherries are not in season. For more details on how cherries can help you get a better night’s sleep, read these five blog entries.

Alzheimer’s

Cherries contain polyphenolic compounds, which are particularly important in reducing the oxidative stress on nerve cells in the brain.  This stress can cause brain cells to die, resulting in disorders like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and others.  Take a look at these five blog posts to learn more about cherries and brain health.

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