Cherries' Surprising Health Benefits and the Best to Eat

They help you sleep

Research shows that sour cherry juice or cherry extract might help you fall and stay asleep naturally. Cherry juice can affect tryptophan, serotonin, and melatonin levels, which regulate sleep, according to MyFitnessPal nutrition scientist and registered dietitian Stephanie Nelson.

 Cherries reduce inflammation.

A dish of delicious cherries reduces inflammation plant-basedly. Sweet cherries may reduce inflammatory biomarkers and prevent chronic inflammatory disorders including diabetes, arthritis, cancer, and heart disease. Isaacs adds that anthocyanins greatly reduce inflammation.

They protect your heart.

Nelson says heart disease is triggered by inflammatory plaque thickening in the arteries. Cherries lower inflammation, inhibit plaque development, and prevent heart disease.

They may prevent cancer.

Dark cherry extracts include cancer-fighting chemicals that can prevent breast cancer cell development, according to a lab research.

They can help you lose weight.

Nelson says cherries are a good source of fiber at 3 grams per cup. She adds that high-fiber diets like fruits and vegetables might promote weight reduction by promoting satiety.

They improve skin.

Nelson adds cherries are abundant in vitamin C, which is needed to form collagen, in addition to fiber. A serving of cherries contains 10 milligrams of vitamin C, or 11% of your daily intake.

Cherries aid exercise recovery.

Cherries can help you recover rapidly and minimize discomfort from exercise-related muscular injury, Nelson adds. According to Isaacs, tart cherries increase muscle oxygen flow, improving endurance exercise performance.

They aid brain health.

Isaacs says research reveals sour cherries and tart cherry juice include antioxidants and polyphenols that preserve brain cells. Pritchett also states that cherry anthocyanin improves brain, eyesight, memory, and cognition in adults.

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