Cherries contain vitamins, carotenoids, fibre and anthocyanins – this awesome foursome help prevent and fight against cancer by inhibiting growth of such nasty cells and promoting their self-destruction (Acquaviva, 2003).
Cherries are rich in polyphenols which reduce oxidative inflammation and can be linked to helping lower the risk of inflammatory diseases such as heart attacks and strokes (Kelley et al., 2017).
Cherries score well for a low glycemic index and a good dose of anthocyanins which are good for boosting insulin and improving blood sugar levels, in turn acting as good prevention for diabetes.
Research shows that compounds within cherries can play a role in protecting neuronal cells, which are involved in brain function and reducing oxidant stress which can potentially reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s (Kim, 2005).
Cherries contain anthocyanin, fiber and melatonin, between them they can contribute to reduced inflammation and belly fat, making you feel fuller and a better sleep which in turn supports weight loss in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise.
Cherries are a natural source of melatonin, melatonin is a hormone that’s naturally present in the human body which aids sleep.
|Fat, total (g)||0.4||0.2|
|– saturated (g)||0.08||0.06|
|Available Carbohydrate (g)||21||14|
|– sugars (g)||20.9||13.9|
|Dietary Fibre (g)||1.9||1.3|
|Vitamin C (mg)||30||20|