Cherries are known for the fact that they purify blood and boost energy. They have been used for cakes and desserts for a long time, and now it’s time to take a look at other health benefits of this fruit.

Cherries contain vitamins C, B and A, bioflavonoids, ellagic acid, anthocyanin and melatonin.

These ingredients help in the fight against cancer, prevent heart diseases, relieve pain caused by arthritis and gout, relieve headache and symptoms associated with fibromyalgia syndrome. Cherries help our body produce melatonin in a safe and healthy manner and improve physiological and mental functions.

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The positive health effects

Studies have shown that eating cherries can help prevent heart diseases and cancer, alleviate pain and improve bone health. All these cherry antioxidants are good for our body, but the healthiest ones are flavonoid anthocyanin and quercetin.

Heart diseases

Flavonoids have anti-cancer properties and help in heart diseases prevention. In nutritional terms, cherries are considered as an important source of quercetin because they contain large quantities of this flavonoid, per serving.

Cancer prevention

There is a small amount of amygdalin, also known as vitamin B17 or laetrile, in cherry seeds, which is considered to have positive effects on tumor reduction, prevention of further spread of malignant cells and also helps in pain relief caused by carcinogenic processes.

Pain relief

Anthocyanins found in cherries block inflammatory enzymes and reduce pain. In fact, 20 cherries are 10 times more effective than aspirin and have a positive effect on gout and arthritis aches and pains.

Kidney stones

Cherry fruit is not the only healthy part of this plant, for example, you can make a tea of cherry stems to improve and ease urination if you are facing with kidney stones. To prepare the tea, put a handful of stems in a liter of boiling water, cook for 2 minutes and then let it cool for 15 minutes. Strain the tea and drink it in small sips, throughout the day.

Bone health

Cherries are considered as excellent source of boron, which in combination with calcium and magnesium have extremely beneficial impact on bone health.

Vitality and weight loss

Cherries contain a combination of many anti-aging antioxidants, they are rich in fibers, vitamins A, B, C, minerals, especially calcium, iron and potassium. Each cherry has only 4 calories (1 tea cup contains about 90 calories), the amounts of carbohydrates and proteins are equal and contains no fat at all.

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