Cherries — A Powerful Super Food

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Cherries are a  summer treat with many health benefits for those in subtropical climates. Cherries can be divided into two primary categories: sweet and tart (sour). Sweet varieties such as Bing cherries are typically eaten fresh, while Montmorency tart cherries are typically sold dried, frozen or as juice.2 Tart cherries develop a fuller flavour when they’re used in cooking, and often used in baked desserts.

Cherries contain Vitamin A, C, K, Manganese, Potassium and Copper. On the other end, cherries contain high fructose level. Those on fructose watch, have to stay away or minimise the intake.

Tart Cherries are a Natural Endurance-Boosting Super Food. Montmorency tart cherries, taken in the form of a juice concentrate, were found to improve athletic performance and recovery among semiprofessional soccer players, decreasing post-exercise inflammation and muscle soreness.

Cherries also contain natural melatonin, a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger that helps “cool down” excess inflammation and associated oxidative stress. It helps you to sleep better, prevent cancer and general regeneration.

For other health benefits of cherries, Read more

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