Sweet cherries contain anthocyanins, which appear to shut down enzymes that cause tissue inflammation in a similar manner to ibuprofen and naproxen. Increased inflammation is the underlying cause for numerous chronic human diseases, such as: Arthritis Diabetes Cancer Hypertension Cardiovascular disease Biomarkers of these diseases and C-reactive protein, a common marker of inflammation, have been … Continued
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More research is suggesting that sweet cherries may possess cancer-fighting properties. Among other compounds, cherries contain ellagic acid and anthocyanins, which appear to be potent inhibitors to the growth of cancer cells. Along with other phytonutrients, their individual and synergistic benefits are the focus of several new studies.
A painful form of arthritis caused by elevated levels of uric acid in the blood, gout affects more than 8.3 million Americans. Eating sweet cherries can lower the levels of uric acid in the blood, according to research conducted at the USDA Western Human Nutrition Research Center. A study done at the Boston University School … Continued
One of the few plant sources of melatonin, sweet cherries are a natural and flavorful aid in improving the quality of sleep. Eating cherries about an hour before bedtime may help stabilize and regulate sleep patterns.
A cup of sweet cherries delivers about three grams of fiber, or about 12% of the daily value from USDA Dietary Guidelines. Just two cups of fruit daily can contribute to healthy weight maintenance, diabetes prevention and improved cardiovascular health.
Satisfy a sweet tooth without worry. Cherries boast a lower glycemic index than almost any other fruit. They release glucose slowly and evenly, so blood sugar levels stay steady longer.