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The healing power of cherries

  1. Cherries are delicious, sweet fruits. You can snack away a bowl of cherries. Cherries are healthy and contain valuable minerals and vitamins. Scientists have completely revalued the cherry and bombarded it into a superfood. Cherries can treat and cure various diseases such as cardiovascular disease, gout and arthritis. More than 50 scientific studies have already been conducted into the effect of phytonutrients in cherries.

Nutritional value cherries

  1. 100 grams of cherries contain no less than 43% of the Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) of vitamin A. That is a very high percentage. Vitamin A is a strong antioxidant. Just like vitamin C, by the way, which is represented at 17% of the RDA in one ounce of this bright red fruit. Remarkably, there are more vitamins

Minerals in cherries

  1. Cherries contain a reasonable amount of minerals. Copper is the most expensive. 100 grams provides 11% of the RDI of copper. Manganese contains 5% of the RDI. In addition, potassium and iron are


  1. Cherries contain the phytonutrients anthocyanins which give the fruit its characteristic red color. Raspberries, strawberries and black currants also contain anthocyanins, but the cherry contains many more. Anthocyanins have anti-inflammatory properties. They act as an antioxidant, which means that they fight free radicals in the body. These free radicals can damage cells and even DNA. This can lead to a variety of diseases including cancer, obesity and cardiovascular disease

Synergistic Phytonutrients

  1. Anthocyanins are just one type of phytochemicals that reside in the cherry. There are many more. The University of Michigan in the USA

Polyphenols in cherries

  1. Examples of polyphenols in the cherry are gallic acid, hydroxycinnamic acid, kaempferol and quercetin. These are all strong antioxidants. Cherries contain 21 different types of phytonutrients, according to the current state of science. There are many because there are only 10 in blueberries, 11 in strawberries, 16 in grapes, 12 in apples and pomegranates

Cherries and insomnia

  1. The University of Pennsylvania and the University of Rochester conducted a pilot study on the effects of cherries on insomnia. This showed that people sleep 6% longer if they had eaten cherries. In addition, people were less likely to need an afternoon nap during the day if they drank fresh cherry juice daily. The reason cherries work well against insomnia is because cherries contain the phytonutrient melatonin. Melatonin regulates sleep patterns. Aircraft personnel and other personnel who work irregular shifts often benefit from taking extra melatonin in order to sleep better. So from now on they can just eat extra cherries!

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