benefits of food
Jun 10, 2015
It's cherry season now and I have been out in my grandmother's garden picking fresh cherries! They taste great, especially when you have picked them yourself. They are also amazing for you
Cherries contain potassium which is an important mineral that can reduce blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.
100g of Cherries contains only 50 calories. The best bit is they also have a low GI (they are 22 on the GI scale). This means they are a great snack for diabetics or people trying to lose weight.
Cherries contain some of the highest amounts of antioxidants of all fruits. These antioxidants are important for your health and can help protect you against cancer and reduce ageing as well.
After a hard workout your muscles might hurt for a few days. However there have been studies done that show that cherries may help reduce this post workout soreness and help your muscles recover faster. To get the best benefit start eating cherries regularly (I have them everyday with some greek yoghurt and cinnamon).
Cherries contain melatonin. Melatonin is also called the sleep hormone because it is produced by your body to help you sleep. Some studies have shown that by eating cherries 30 minutes after waking and also with your evening meal you can increase your melatonin levels and improve your sleep!