What are cherries?
Cherries are small, deep blackish-red fruits that come from many plants of the genus Prunus avium.
What are the health benefits of cherries?
The benefits of eating antioxidant-rich cherries are numerous. Studies suggest that a diet high in cherries may have helped to reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, and inflammatory problems such as arthritis. Cherries also contain melatonin, which helps slow the aging process and helps regulate Sleep patterns. A diet that includes cherries has been proven to help decrease Body fat, Cholesterol, and inflammation. Cherries are low in fat, containing just four calories in one cherry and they are also high in Vitamin C, Potassium and beta-carotene.
As well as potent antioxidants, anthocyanidins (also found in cherries) have been shown in a number of studies to possess other useful functions in the body. Our diets used to be rich in these fascinating compounds because fruits, berries and seeds were an important part of our 'stone-age' diets. Anthocyanadins are also found in cranberries, bilberries and Gogi Berries, all of which are hailed as ‘Superfoods’.
What are the health benefits of cherries for skin?
The aforementioned antioxidants in cherries fight harmful free radicals, which may make your Skin look dull. With this in Mind, a regular consumption of cherries may help to improve the overall appearance of your skin, leaving it looking younger & healthier.