Terrific Cherry Cures!
“Cherries have tremendous antioxidant properties and also contain a lot of fibre, vitamin C, carotenoids and anthocyanins”
This small reddish/blackish fleshy drupe containing a sled on the inside belongs to the rose family. Cherry is a wonderful, delicious superfood fruit and there an various types of cherries. However, only two types of cherries are found very commonly – sweet or wild cherry and tart cherry or sour cherry.
Cherries have tremendous nutritional benefits, as has antioxidant properties which is key in the prevention of cancer. It also contains a lot of fibre, vitamin C, carotenoids and anthocyanins. Cherries are also counted amongst the zero calories fruits. Additionally, both the tart and sweet cherries are filled with phytonutrients, minerals and vitamins. Here are some health benefits of this wonderful fruit.
Advantages Of Consuming Cherries
Helps Cure Insomnia
Cherries are one of the sources for treating insomnia, as it contains the sleep hormone ‘melatonin’ which helps to lower the body temperature and makes us sleepy. This hormone can also cross over the barrier of blood-brain easily and has a soothing effect on the brain’s neurons. Also, the irritability in the nervous system can be taken care of and it can even help in relieving headache issues and neurosis.
Maintains Blood Pressure
Sweet cherries are a treasure of potassium, a natural controller of blood pressure. Potassium helps in balancing the fluids in the body which helps to maintain blood pressure and regulate the heart rate. It one eats cherries, he/she tends to have a lesser risk of hypertension.
Fights Against Cancer
Sweet cherries contain fibre, carotenoids, vitamin G and anthocyanins, which play a vital role in the prevention of cancer. The major contribution of cherries in the prevention of cancer is through its anthocyanins content and antioxidants that help limit the risk factors of cancer.
Reduces Inflammation And Risk Of Arthritis And Gout
Gout occurs due to an increase in the level of uric acid in the blood, which causes swelling and stiffness in the joints. The anthocyanins content in cherries serve the purpose of an anti- inflammatory drug which block the action of enzymes causing chronic painful effects of gout, arthritis and sports injury as well.
Drinking a glass of cherry juice, helps to relieve one of high uric acid levels. Its anti-inflammatory properties also help in the reduction of risk factors for heart ailments and brain stroke too.
Helps Prevent Pigmentation
Cherries are a pigment-rich fruit. Anthocyanin glycosides are the pigments which are red, purple or blue pigments found in fruits which help in the prevention of pigmentation.